An autopsy has confirmed that a body recovered from a pond in the Molson area, is that of Brittany Storey.

On Thursday at approximately 4:10 pm, Whitemouth RCMP received a report of a missing 29-year-old woman from Winnipeg.

It was reported to police that Brittany Storey was in the Rennie area on a group chat with friends when she reportedly announced she had struck a tree, and the call was lost. Despite repeated attempts, nobody was able to reach Storey on her phone.

Police patrolled the area between Rennie and Winnipeg, including back roads, but there was no sign of Storey or her vehicle, a white 2016 Dodge Journey. 

On Monday, RCMP indicated that further information had been obtained that led investigators to the Molson area. RCMP Remote Piloted Aircraft Services had a drone up in the Molson area on Sunday, and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) was in the air assisting with the search.

Then on Tuesday, at approximately noon, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team attended a location where tracks were leading into a pond in the Molson area. Investigators located the submerged vehicle belonging to Storey.

The vehicle was removed from the pond and a body was located inside. Investigators believed the remains to be those of Storey but noted that identification would be confirmed by autopsy. 

Late Wednesday afternoon, RCMP announced that the autopsy had been completed and that the investigation had determined that Storey died as a result of her vehicle entering the water. Police say there is no criminality to the events that caused her death. Her family has asked for privacy.

"We thank everyone for their care and concern for Brittany and for helping in any way they could to find her," says Sergeant Laura LeDrew of RCMP Major Crime Services. "It is not the ending any of us hoped for. As this is a non-criminal matter, we will respect Brittany's privacy and that of her family and will not be providing further information."