Body found near Port Edward identified as missing man

David Kim went missing April 7 between Prince Rupert and Terrace

David Kim (Facebook photo)

The body discovered on the shores of Port Edward July 2 has been identified as missing Terrace resident David Kim.

Friends and family of Kim’s confirmed the identity with Black Press Media.

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the cause of death, which is suspected to be drowning. No foul play was suspected.

The 45-year-old Kim was last seen April 7 leaving Shames Mountain parking lot. His car was found parked and locked near Khyex River off Highway 16 the next day, sparking a week-long air, ground and water search operation between the RCMP, Search and Rescue and an experienced group of friends, family and community volunteers.

On July 2 the Coast Guard found Kim’s body in Inverness Passage, along the shores of Port Edward.

Kim was an avid outdoorsman and a well-known personality at Shames Mountain. Shortly after his disappearance, Kasia Kistowska started a GoFundMe campaign to which Catharine White, Kim’s partner of 22-years made a substantial donation, raising almost $10,000 to benefit Terrace Search and Rescue and My Mountain Co-op. The money was distributed early July.

READ MORE: Fundraiser kicks off in honour of missing Terrace man presumed dead



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– with files from Shannon Lough

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the cause of death was confirmed to be drowning. BC Coroners Service suspects drowning but the cause is still under investigation.

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