Police on scene of sudden death in downtown Prince George wooded area

Sudden death in downtown

Police were on the scene investigating a sudden death in a field on the south side of First Avenue near the Carney Street intersection on Friday afternoon, a Prince George RCMP spokesperson said.

Prince George RCMP were called the area Friday just after noon to a secluded campsite at the base of a hill below a residential neighbourhood downtown and found the body near a tent in the wooded area next to United Rentals.

A police officer at the scene awaiting the arrival of the BC Coroner confirmed there is a body at the campsite but was unable to reveal if the death was a result of foul play.

An employee of the rental store working in the yard said three police vehicles left the scene with lights flashing and sirens on at about 3 p.m. Friday.

RCMP asked store employees for video surveillance of the outside area surrounding the building at 2073 First Ave.

If it is a homicide, it would be the seventh of the year in Prince George.

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