REVELSTOKE, British Columbia – The family of a Canadian woman who disappeared in 1992 finally knows what happened to their loved one thanks to 13-year-old Max Verenka and his GoPro camera.
Max, whose family owns cabins on Griffin Lake near Revelstoke, BC, noticed what appeared to be a submerged vehicle about 1
His family notified the mountains and when officers arrived to investigate, Max led them to the site before sinking in and recording a video to confirm that it was a car. Officers later removed a black Honda Accord from the lake in 1986. Inside was the body of Nancy Faris, a 69-year-old Vancouver resident who had disappeared while driving for a wedding in Alberta 27 years earlier.
Police believe Faris found herself in the lake after losing control of her vehicle or spinning. to avoid an animal. She was last seen at a gas station in Salmo Arm, more than 60 miles west of Revelstoke.
After missing, relatives and police rocked the highway but found no sign of it. "I don't think the worst was to know," said 62-year-old George Faris, her son. "Given the sad situation, this is the best of all results."
He says the family is now over, "the end of the story," and they plan to bury her along with those of her husband, who died through 1984.
Royal Canadian Police Cpl. Thomas Blakey told CTV that officers were impressed with Max's "exceptional" detective work. "The RCMP is likely to look at this person down the road to potential employment," he says. (Read more stories from Canada.)
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