RCMP confirm death of 22-year old Kamloops man

A 22-year-old Kamloops man that went missing on December 28th has been found dead.

A social media post by his sister-in-law says Jakob Gibbon was involved in a single vehicle crash that was “in a location that was not easily seen.”

Diana Cattermole made the announcement last night on a Facebook page she created to help find the young man.

“It is with heavy and broken hearts we are saddened to say Jakob has been located. He was involved in a single vehicle accident and his car was in a location that was not easily seen to anyone. Unfortunately he did not survive. Our hearts are broken and we will now work on healing. The family asks to respect our privacy at this heartbreaking time. Thank you to everyone that has taken time out of their lives to help us bring him home.”

Kamloops RCMP confirming Gibbon’s death as well.

“A 22-year-old Kamloops man and his white Dodge Avenger were located Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2023, around 4:10 p.m., down a steep ravine near Summit Drive and Victoria Street West, the result of a motor vehicle collision,” confirmed Kamloops RCMP.

“According to the investigation so far, it appears as though the crash likely occurred around a similar timeframe of when the man was reported missing,” said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. “It is a sad outcome and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”

The family said that Gibbon went missing sometime between the night of December 28 and the following morning.

He had earlier attended a Blazers game with his mom, but when Gibbon’s mother woke up on Thursday morning, her son was nowhere to be seen.

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