Police had widened search for James Evans, 23, and Easha Rayel, 36, until uncovering of automobile hidden in ditch on highway
For two long, ravaging weeks, those who are relatives of a missing Canadian duo cling to every precede, urgently hoping that the smallest shred of prove could help explain the sudden disappearance of their loved ones.
James Evans, 23, and Easha Rayel, 36, were last seen moving together near their dwelling on Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast.
But on Sunday, after weeks of waiting and a series of cold tips-off, class was saying that Evans and Rayel had never left the island. Instead, the couple had died in a car accident along a busy superhighway, and their vehicle was fogged from thought beneath dense overgrowth.
A resident out dog-walking recognized the couple’s car in a ditch alongside the Pat Bay highway on 24 August, police told the Guardian.
” People watch the gully, but they often don’t realize how steep it is ,” said constable Meighan de Pass, a spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Based on the evidence located at the scene of the crash, police imagine the two bodies are those of Evans and Rayel, but are awaiting the results of post mortem to confirm the identity of the victims, said de Pass.
News that the couple had died along a busy highway, unnoticed for weeks, was a disturbing conclusion to the search, Alastair Evans, James’ parent, told CTV News.
” I don’t think[ the police] are too amazed that they drive by it every day and, you know, it took them 2 week to figure it out ,” he said.
The discovery of their vehicle likewise facilitated explain why the couple abruptly vanished. Went missing on 9 August, their departure was described as” out of reputation” in police a news release.
In the precede weeks, the search area widened: police substantiated the couple had been recognized near Vernon, British Columbia, more than 500 km from their home.
But the grisly finding on Saturday indicates the two never ventured far from home.
” They weren’t going to Vancouver. They weren’t going to Vernon. They weren’t going anywhere. They were going back to the house. And who are familiar with? Front tire popped on the car- or deer. It happened pretty quick ,” said Evans.” I know that they’ve been working together and falling in love and enjoying life. It wasn’t meant to happen like this .”
Police are still actively investigating the cause of the accident but have ruled out any criminal acts, said de Pass.” It obviously was a disappointing intent to this .”