The death is not considered suspicious, according to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Few details are being released out of respect for Montjoy's family.
The search for missing Fort St. John conservation officer Tristan Montjoy ended in tragedy today, with the discovery that he had passed away when located.
Full details about the circumstances have yet to be released, but Montjoy had recently gone missing while off-duty, according to a memorial post by the Conservation Officer Service. The COS says it was heartbroken but honoured to be able to bring him home.
“Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, who we are supporting during this difficult time,” said Chief Conservation Officer Doug Forsdick in the post.
Montjoy, 24, grew up in Lillooet before being stationed in Fort St. John and was a proud member the St’át’imc Nation and Haida Nation, the COS said.
The COS added it's grateful for the messages of support from law enforcement partners, community members, and more.
“The COS is a family and we are devastated at this tragic loss. Tristan was passionate about protecting our natural resources for future generations and was well-liked and respected by everyone who knew him. He will be forever missed.”
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