Human remains have been found at the scene of a house fire just north of Fort St. John. RCMP were first called to a fire at a home in Charlie Lake around 3:15 a.m. on March 30th, and then the home owner’s vehicle was found on fire in a different part of the community around 6:30 a.m.
Police are investigating the fires as suspicious and issued a missing person report for the home owner when he couldn’t be found. At this point, 55 year old John Banky is still considered missing. He’s described as 5’9″ and 190 pounds with hazel eyes and red hair.
The B.C. Coroners Service is in the very early stages of its investigation, and the remains found have not yet been identified. Anyone with information on his whereabouts or the fires is asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.