Body of missing Vancouver Island filmmaker found in Campbell River

Twyla Roscovich

According to media reports Monday, the body of a missing B.C. filmmaker was located on Friday evening.

Twyla Roscovich, 38, was found dead at the Fisherman’s Wharf Marina in Campbell River on Friday, September 15th at about 7:30 p.m.

According to Cpl. Tammy Douglas of the Island District RCMP, foul play is not suspected.

Mounties say she was last seen Sept. 6 before reportedly heading down island for medical treatment.

Police were able to confirm she was in the Campbell River and Quadra Island areas on Sept. 7 and 8.

In a news release, police say her body was found at the Fisherman’s Wharf Marina in Campbell River on Friday, no foul play is suspected and the investigation has been handed over to the coroner’s service.

According to reports, Her last known whereabouts were at a bank in Campbell River on Sept. 7 and her car, a dark green 1997 Volvo 850 station wagon, was found on Sept. 14 near the Quadra Island Ferry Terminal.

The family is requesting privacy at this time.

“Twyla is so loved. This coast that she lived and fought for with all of her heart is now a lonelier place for her passing. She left us too soon,” the Facebook post said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the filmmaker’s four-year-old daughter.

“We are asking the community to please contribute to Ruby’s future on behalf of Twyla through our GoFundMe page,” the family said in a statement.
Police have not released any details.

Roscovich wrote, directed, filmed and edited the documentary, Salmon Confidential, in 2013.

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Carrie Brunner grew up right here on the island in Port Hardy She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Carrie writes mostly on provincial stories.

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