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Body of missing Shawnigan Lake senior found

Volunteers set up a search and rescue command centre at Shawnigan Lake on Jan. 25, 2023. (CTV News) Volunteers set up a search and rescue command centre at Shawnigan Lake on Jan. 25, 2023. (CTV News)
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A senior who disappeared Tuesday from her home near Shawnigan Lake, B.C., has been found dead.

Investigators do not believe there was any criminality involved in the death of 81-year-old Janet Klassen, whose body was found Wednesday.

Klassen was last seen Tuesday afternoon when she went for a walk near her home on White Eagle Road.

A crew of about 20 volunteers began searching for her that evening.

They were joined later by RCMP officers, police dogs and a helicopter on Wednesday.

Police say the B.C. Coroners Service has been notified of the woman's death and is investigating.

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