Body of missing Australian hiker found in Canada

THE body of missing Australian hiker Sophie Dowsley has been found in a Canadian river following a lengthy search.

The 34-year-old disappeared whilst on a hike near Statlu Falls with her Canadian partner Gregory James Tiffin on July 10.

Mr Tiffin’s body was discovered at the base of the falls on July 19.


Following a major search, rescue crews discovered a body in the same area on September 23. Police have since confirmed the body is that of former Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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