Merritt RCMP and Southeast District Major Crime investigating a suspicious death


2021-09-15 15:20 PDT

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) has been called to assist the Merritt RCMP following the discovery of a body in a rural area of Merritt.

Just before 8 a.m. on September 14, frontline officers from the Merritt RCMP attended to an area near Nicola Lake. When officers arrived they located the body of a deceased person whose death is believed to be suspicious.

Staff Sergeant Steph Drouin states, Investigators from the SED MCU have been called in to take conduct of the investigation, with assistance from our Merritt RCMP officers. Our priority at this time is to identify the dead person and notify their next of kin.

The RCMP Forensic Identification Section is also providing assistance to the investigation.

If you have information which relates to this person’s death, you are asked to contact the SED MCU tipline at 1-877-987-8477.

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Staff Sergeant Janelle Shoihet
Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services

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