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Body found near Oliver

Video by Trevor Rockliffe and Callum Mathieson

Update -- June 9

A person of interest, who was taken into police custody following the discovery of a body in Oliver this past weekend, has since been released.

Around 3 a.m. on Saturday morning, the Oliver RCMP were called to a disturbance on Saw Mill Lake.

According to Cst. Kris Clark, police arrived to find the body of a woman at the scene and her death was deemed to be suspicious.

Her identity is not being released until her next of kin can be notified.

The police, along with the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate.


Original story -- June 7

 

RCMP are investigating what they call a suspicious death in BC's southern interior.

Police say officers responded to reports of a disturbance near the shore of Sawmill Lake around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Officers found a woman dead at the site.

A person is now in custody, but no charges have been laid.

Nearby campers said they were woken up by police in the morning, but weren't aware anything was amiss until then.

"When I was woken up by police I was a little concerned, but, until then I had no idea," said one man.

His partner said it was too windy to hear anything happening at other camp sites. 

"They [the RCMP] came this morning, but they didn't even really tell us what happened," she said.

"There was nobody we saw that was around, just us and a few other campers," said Katrina Blondin. "That usually doesn't happen up here, not that I've heard anyway. It's kind of scary, for sure."

Police are urging anyone with information about the the death to contact Oliver RCMP.

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