UPDATE: RCMP in Penticton have now identified the man found deceased yesterday on the side of the road. Police say the body is that of 28-year old Scott Michaud of Penticton. Michaud was found in the 3900 block of Skaha Lake Road at 4:30a.m. on Tuesday. RCMP say Michaud’s injuries are consistent with having been struck by a vehicle. Police are now seeking to identify a man driving a light colored late 1990, early 2000 model domestic minivan who had driven up to the scene and spoke to witnesses but drove away before police arrived.
UPDATE: RCMP believes this may have been a hit and run, but say this still needs further investigation. They say bodies aren’t normally found on the side of the road like how this man’s was after a hit and run, and there are no evidence of skid marks or vehicle debris. Foul play has not been ruled out. Penticton’s serious crimes unit has taken over the investigation.
PENTICTON — Penticton RCMP are investigating the discovery of a body on Skaha Lake Road.
The body was discovered early this morning in front of an apartment building in the 3900-block of Skaha Lake Road.
Police are collecting evidence at the scene including a large backpack.
The body was found at around 4:30 this morning by a couple taking a walk.
The victim is said to be a male in his late 20s or early 30s.
Traffic where the body is located has been reduced to one lane.
More details to come.