Missing Telkwa cyclist found dead

Sean David Kuntz had been reported missing last month

Telkwa resident Sean David Kuntz, who was reported missing on June 13, 2017, has been found deceased.

On Saturday July 1, 2017, Lillooet RCMP and the local search and rescue team located Kuntz in the Fraser River.

The 45-year-old left home on June 9 to cycle his way to visit his mother in the Greater Victoria area. She last heard from him on June 13 when he texted to check in from between Williams Lake and Quesnel. He was reported missing that day.

Family friend Scott Rowsell said Kuntz was the adventurous type, and that there was a strong possibility that Kuntz decided to avoid highway construction on his way south by taking side roads or trails. Investigators believed there was a confirmed sighting of Kuntz at the Caribou Visitor Centre in 100 Mile on June 14.

The police do not suspect foul play. The B.C. Coroners Service has conduct of the investigation.