The Merritt RCMP have confirmed that the location of a dead body is a missing hunter from Surrey.

Shi Liu, 47, was reported missing to the local police force after not returning home on the expected date of Sept. 23. He left Surrey on Sept. 21 on a hunting trip, and was travelling towards the City of Merritt.

Neither family or police had been able to get in contact with Liu, and were concerned for his wellbeing.

Liu’s black 2008 Nissan Pathfinder was located on the morning of Sept. 29 down an embankment near Peter Hope Lake, just south of Stump Lake along Hwy. 5A, where he was found deceased.

Foul play is not expected.

“We ask that everyone give the family privacy during this difficult time,” says Merritt Sgt. Josh Roda. “We want to remind the public to tell someone where you are going in the back woods, when you plan to return and to have a plan if something goes wrong.”