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Man found dead in B.C. near vehicle linked to suspicious death in Edmonton

Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead under suspicious circumstances in an apartment suite in the southwest end of the city, Saturday, July 11, 2020.
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead under suspicious circumstances in an apartment suite in the southwest end of the city, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Eric Beck, Global News

A man found dead in B.C. is believed to have been driving a vehicle linked to a suspicious death in Edmonton.

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) says the “vehicle of interest,” a white 2019 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, was found Saturday evening in Sicamous, B.C.

Read more: Edmonton police investigate suspicious death in southwest end

A 39-year-old man, believed to be the driver, was found dead a short distance away, said the EPS.

Calgary police investigate July 9 suspicious death
Calgary police investigate July 9 suspicious death

Edmonton police had put out an alert about the truck after a woman was found dead in the area of Mullen Road and Mullen Place around 5 a.m. Saturday.

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Shortly after the alert was sent, a Sicamous RCMP officer remembered seeing an identical vehicle stopped along the Trans-Canada Highway in Malakwa. The officer returned to the area where he found the truck, unoccupied and with the engine running.

The body of the suspect was found in a nearby wooded area.

“At this time criminality is not suspected in the man’s sudden death. The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is also investigating,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a statement.

The EPS continues to investigate the Edmonton death, but says police are not looking for any other suspects.