2021-01-07 11:20 PST
File # 2021-98
RCMP in the area of Salmo BC have located a man deceased and are working now to determine whether it is linked to an on-going double homicide investigation that began in Creston last night (link to original news release).
At approximately 9:40 a.m. this morning, a front line officer from the Salmo RCMP was called to investigate a man passed out near an electrical shed at a local area motel. When the officer arrived they discovered a man, who was clearly deceased.
The BC Coroners Service has been called and is conducting its own investigation to determine the facts surrounding the man’s death.
While we have yet to confirm this man is connected to the on-going homicide investigation we are certainly alive to the possibility. We are working closely with the BC Coroners Service to identify him which will aid in making that determination, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey spokesperson for the BC
RCMP in the Southeast District.
Police do not believe there is any on-going risk to the public.
“We understand there is significant interest in both investigations, however we ask the public avoid the area, to allow the investigation into the man’s death to continue,” states Cpl. O’Donaghey.
An update will be provided as soon as one is available.
Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Email: [email protected]