CHETWYND, BC -- Chetwynd RCMP have identified human remains belonging to a missing man.

On Saturday, August 20th, Chetwynd police were called to a boat launch outside of Chetwynd for the discovery of human remains. The remains were identified as Andrew Santos, who was reported missing out of the Mackenzie area on August 16th.

30-year-old Andrew Antonio Santos was last seen on August 1st on Skeena Drive in Mackenzie. His family began looking for him on August 4th, when he failed to show up for his mother’s birthday. On August 8th, Mackenzie RCMP received a missing person report.

When his disappearance was reported, police took the unusual step in informing the public that Santos was allegedly known to be associated with crime and drug trade in Mackenzie. However, they said this disappearance was out of the ordinary for him.

The BC RCMP North District Major Crime Unit continues to investigate Santos’ death, along with the Chetwynd and Mackenzie RCMP detachments.

The RCMP North District Major Crime Unit is interested in speaking with anyone that has not yet come forward and may have information.

If you have any information about this, contact the Chetwynd RCMP at (250) 788-9221, Mackenzie RCMP at (250) 997-3228 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.