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NEWS RELEASE · 4th November 2011
Terrace RCMP
Update by the Terrace RCMP Monday November 7, 2011

Terrace RCMP and the BC Coroner Service have confirmed the identity of a body discovered outside a Thornhill residence on Friday November 4, 2011 as 82 yr old William Reiben of Thornhill, BC.

Following a thorough investigation, RCMP and the Coroner have determined that foul play was not involved in the circumstances leading to his death.

William Reiben’s burnt body was discovered late Friday morning outside of his residence at the Woodland Trailer Park.

Original News Release

Terrace RCMP along with their General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Section, and the BC Coroner service are investigating the death of what is believed to be an older man.

“It is still early in the investigation. We are yet unable to determine the cause of death. Fire was somehow involved, but it is unknown how,” says Cpl Mike Dame of the Terrace General Investigation Unit.

His body was discovered outside of his trailer in Woodlands Height Trailer Park today by a passerby at about noon. The passerby saw something suspicious and smoking. Upon closer examination he discovered it was a body.

Foul play has not been ruled out.

If you have information about this crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS. Or a Tip can be left anonymously online at
Comment by Kyra on 5th November 2011
Rest in peace Bill. Im sorry the boys and I are so far away but we will see you again one dAY IN HEAVEN. Love Kyra, Brandon and Adrien. My condolences go out to Janine Reiben, and her boys and the rest of the family in Terrace.