Body of UBC professor found on Salt Spring Island, no foul play suspected

Sinikka Elliott taught sociology at the university

Sinikka Gay Elliott was first reported missing on Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, May 12. (Salt Spring RCMP)

Sinikka Gay Elliott was first reported missing on Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, May 12. (Salt Spring RCMP)

The body of a University of British Columbia professor has been found just three days after she went missing.

Sociology professor Sinikka Elliott was first reported missing Wednesday (May 12) after she left home to do some errands and had not been seen since.

Search and rescue teams found her car that same night on Salt Spring Island.

Although a full determination has yet to be made, police say they do not believe that criminality was involved in the woman’s sudden death.

“The BC Coroners Service is also investigating to determine how, where, when and by what means she came to her death,” said RCMP Cpl. Chris Manseau.

Staff at the university tweeted their condolences to Elliott’s family Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Salt Spring Island RCMP at 250-537-5555.

READ ALSO: Search continues for Saanich man Sean Hart six months after his disappearance


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