UPDATE: RCMP speak at Silver Creek farm

More tents have been placed and new equipment brought in as search expands

UPDATED: 3:32 pm

RCMP are releasing very little new information regarding the search of the Silver Creek property in the Shuswap.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk spoke to reporters by the property but gave little indication how long police would remain on scene, saying there was no timeline for the investigation.

Human remains were found on the property over the weekend; however Moskaluk wouldn’t identify the remains or confirm if they belonged to one or more persons.

Court records have been sealed for this property search.

When asked if police were investigating a Maple Ridge connection Moskaluk would not comment, nor would he state why police were searching other nearby areas.

Police have not directly claimed this property search is connected to Curtis Sagmoen, whose father owns the residence at 2290 Salmon River Road.

Sagmoen is currently in custody and charged with the following: disguising face with the intent to commit offence, intentionally discharging a firearm while reckless, uttering threats, careless use or storage of a firearm, possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose and possession of controlled substance.

According to court documents, a mortgage foreclosure petition was filed by CIBC on a Maple Ridge property Curtis Sagmoen owned in 2013. The property is on Gilker Hill road. Sagmoen’s occupation is listed in the documents as a “pile driver/ bridgeman.

——————-

ORIGINAL:

RCMP activity has increased Wednesday at the Silver Creek farm where human remains were found on Saturday.

Further heavy machinery was brought in on the seventh day of the RCMP search as additional white tents were erected where it is believed human remains were first found.

Related: Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP began the search at 2290 Salmon River Road last Thursday.

Officers arrived en masse, wrapping the multi-acre property in police tape.

At first officers would only say the search was related to an ongoing investigation, by Saturday RCMP confirmed human remains were found on site.

Related: Few answers emerge as search continues

The area where a backhoe was seen digging on Friday is surrounded by black landscaping fabric and additional white tents have been placed in the area.

Police note there is one man in custody, Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, however, no specific criminal charges have been laid against Sagmoen in relation to the search of the property at this time.

Related: Who is Curtis Sagmoen?

According to court documents, Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is currently in custody and charged with the following: disguising face with the intent to commit offence, intentionally discharging a firearm while reckless, uttering threats, careless use or storage of a firearm, possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose and possession of controlled substance.

The majority of charges against Sagmoen, who was born in 1980, stem from a nearby incident on Aug. 27.

RCMP are expected to provide an update Wednesday afternoon.

The Observer has a reporter on scene. More to come.


@carmenweld
carmen.weld@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Sparks fly off Steinway Grand during Vernon Valentine’s show

CONCERT REVIEW: NOCCA piano duo impresses

Salmon Arm students win province-wide Great Waters Challenge

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Nursing students bring their passion for helping the homeless to Salmon Arm

The need for an outreach worker is near the top of their wish list

Tribute to well-loved Salmon Arm teacher enables outdoor learning

Family, co-workers and friends raise funds for Shannon Sharp Learning Circle

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Junior Bonspiel sweeps away the winter blues in Salmon Arm

Youth curlers take to the ice for circus-themed sompetition

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Drive BC warning slippery conditions for Okanagan main highways

The region is forecasted to see flurries and snow for the first half of the weekend

Salmon Arm Silverbacks tame Wenatchee Wild in 3-1 victory

Win over the Washington squad provides a taste of redemption

Most Read