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Homicide in Ashcroft

Update -- June 3, 11:30 a.m.

A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder in the southern interior village of Ashcroft.

RCMP Const. Kris Clark says 27-year-old Shane Takeshi Gyoba was formally charged Tuesday morning with second-degree murder, just over 24 hours after a body was found in the Ashcroft home he shared with his uncle.

Gyoba was slated to appear before a judge in Kamloops on Tuesday.

Clark says officers were called to Ashcroft at around 9:30 Monday morning and immediately began the homicide investigation after discovering the body.

Mounties aren't saying how the victim died or what may have led to the violence.

The victim's name is being withheld while relatives are notified.


Original story -- June 2

Police are investigating a homicide after a body was discovered at a residence Monday morning in Ashcroft.

About 9:30 Monday morning Ashcroft RCMP responded to a disturbance at a residence on the 600 block of Cedar Crescent.

Police discovered a body at the residence and immediately commenced a homicide investigation.

A person of interest was taken into custody and police do not believe that there is any danger to the public.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and no charges have yet been laid.

The identity of the deceased is not being released.

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and Ashcroft RCMP continue to investigate and ask that anyone with any information contact the Ashcroft RCMP at 250-453-2216 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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