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Prince George RCMP investigating homicide

RCMP are investigating a homicide after a body was found Jan. 12. .
RCMP are investigating a homicide after a body was found Jan. 12. . CKPG News

Prince George RCMP are asking for information from the public following the discovery of a body.

On Saturday Jan. 12, RCMP were notified about a person laying in a ditch on West Lake Estates Road, off Blackwater Road. Officers later determined the 40-year-old male was deceased and members of The North District Major Crime Unit are investigating it as a homicide.

READ MORE: Vancouver police investigate first homicide of 2019

Earlier in the day Prince George RCMP received a report of a vehicle fire off Highway 16 in the Beaverly area. It appeared to be abandoned and investigators are attempting to determine if there’s a possible link between the vehicle fire and the homicide.

Police have not released the name of the victim, but say he was a Prince George resident and was likely targeted.

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