BC RCMP Major Crimes unit investigates the suspicious death of Brenda Ware in Kootenay National Park

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RCMP said the body of 35-year-old Brenda Ware was found 54 Kilometers northeast of Radium, BC along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park.

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has taken carriage of the investigation and is seeking public assistance in locating Philip Toner, who is a person of interest in the death investigation.

Acting Officer-In-Charge (A/OIC) Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon said in a press release “Brenda Ware and Toner were known to each other, however the nature of that relationship will not be released at this time. Investigators are interested in speaking with Philip Toner, 41, as soon as possible.”

Philip Toner is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Brown hair
  • Bald
  • 5’11
  • 190 lbs

If Philip hears, or sees this call for information, we ask him to contact the police of jurisdiction, says Supt. Wijayakoon.

Should you encounter Toner, do not approach him and immediately call 9-1-1.

Philip Toner, who was located by the Lake Country RCMP on May 11th, appeared in Kelowna Provincial Law Courts this morning where the BC Prosecution Service secured a 7-day remand, in order to have Toner transported back to Alberta.

Toner, 41, has been charged with one count of second degree murder in relation to the homicide of 35-year-old Brenda Ware.