Body of UBC professor found on Salt Spring

Updated: Salt Spring RCMP say they have located the body of a University of British Columbia professor who had been missing since Wednesday. Sinikka Gay Elliott’s disappearance touched off a search by more than 100 volunteers. Her car was found on Wednesday night.

Police are still investigating, but they do not suspect criminality was involved in her death.

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Salt Spring Island RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a UBC professor who hasn’t been seen since she left home to do some errands.

Police received a report Sinikka Gay Elliott, 51, was missing at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

A search began with police and search-and-rescue personnel. Elliott’s car was located empty about 9:30 p.m. on Juniper Place Road.

Both family members and police are concerned for her well-being.

Elliott, an associate professor in the sociology department at UBC, is five-foot-three with a slim build and short, dark-brown hair. She was wearing a red sweater, jeans and brown boots.

Call Salt Spring Island RCMP at 250-537-5555 with any information.

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