Origin of skeletal remains being investigated: Kamloops RCMP

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Darryl Dyck

There was a heavy police presence in a Kamloops, B.C., neighbourhood Monday morning as a skeletal discovery became the focus of an investigation.

Kamloops RCMP  were called to an area near the landfill at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday and have stayed put for further examination by the Forensic Identification Services Unit and the the BC Coroners Service.

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“At this time, the investigation into the found skeletal remains is in its very early stages,” Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in a press release.

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“Who the remains belong to and the circumstances surrounding their discovery are part of the ongoing investigation occurring in consultation with the BC Coroners Service.”

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Anyone with information that may be related to this incident is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-5687.

The BC Coroners Service is conducting a concurrent investigation.

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