62-year-old Roy Ostling’s siblings say efforts to find him have come to a tragic end. His body was found at Surrey’s Crescent Beach.
Ostling, a well-known local photographer, was last seen leaving his home in Nanaimo on May 29th.
The sad news comes just after family arrived in Nanaimo to help with the search and establish a Facebook page “Find Roy Ostling”. They posted word of discovery of Ostling’s body on that page late Friday night:
Thank you all for your tremendous support and compassion. Sadly, this evening we received the devastating news from the Nanaimo RCMP that Roy’s body was found June 4th on the Lower Mainland near Crescent Beach in Surrey. The RCMP believes that there was no foul play and the autopsy results are forthcoming. As you can imagine, we are in shock and will get back to you with our plans. We want to thank all of Roy’s friends for mobilizing so quickly to spread the word. The media and social attention today heightened everyone’s awareness. We also thank the Nanaimo RCMP for diligent efforts to find Roy.”