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Southeast Major Crime Unit investigating suspicious death in North Okanagan

The discovery happened Thursday morning, just before 9:30 a.m., with police adding the RCMP’s Southeast District Major Crime Unit had been called in to investigate.
The discovery happened Thursday morning, just before 9:30 a.m., with police adding the RCMP’s Southeast District Major Crime Unit had been called in to investigate. File / Global News

The remains of a dead person were discovered inside a North Okanagan home on Thursday, and now local police are investigating the incident, which they call suspicious.

According to Vernon RCMP, police were called to a residence along Emery Louis Road near Round Lake after the deceased individual was found inside.

The discovery happened Thursday morning, just before 9:30 a.m., with police adding the RCMP’s Southeast District Major Crime Unit had been called in to investigate.

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“Police believe that criminality was involved in the individual’s sudden death,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“RCMP do not believe there is any risk to public safety.”

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Vernon RCMP added that its forensic identification section is playing a support role, and that the B.C. Coroners Service has been notified, adding that it will be conducting an investigation to determine a cause of death.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-987-8477.

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