April 3, 2015 3:14 am
Updated: August 6, 2016 2:24 pm

Pagan ritual gone wrong may have killed a B.C. woman in Kamloops



KAMLOOPS–The death of a woman in a Kamloops park on Tuesday was likely the result of a Pagan ceremony gone terribly wrong.

Heather Arlene Carr was found trapped inside a rock sculpture in Riverside Park early on March 31.

Firefighters were able to rescue her alive, but she died a few hours later in hospital.

Initially it was believed Carr had attempted suicide. But now friends and family are coming forward, saying the self-proclaimed Pagan was conducting a ritual.

On a Facebook group called “Being Pagan Out of the Broom Closet”, Heather’s husband said she passed away “from severe burns suffered in a ritual gone horrifically wrong.”

Coroners Service spokeswoman Barb McLintock confirmed they now think it was accidental, saying they believe Carr set the fire herself, before ending up inside it.

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– With files from CFJC

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