Death near Kamloops under investigation

Kamloops Rural, Information Wanted

2023-12-18 15:22 PST

File # 2023-44087

Police are turning to the public for more information after a man and his dog were located deceased near Inks Lake in the Logan Lake Community Forest, west of Highway 5 this Saturday.

On Dec. 16, 2023 around 2:40 p.m., Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP frontline officers received a report of a sudden death at the Inks Lake Road turnoff near the Chuwels Inks Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered a man in his 50s and his large dog both deceased; the green Ford Explorer he was driving was located nearby.

An older model green Ford Explorer - front.

View larger image: an older model green Ford Explorer - front

Based on the investigation so far, the circumstances of the death are still under investigation, said Staff Sergeant Sascha Fesenko of the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP Detachment. The area the deceased was located in is known for recreational activities, such as hiking and dirt biking. We’re hopeful someone saw the man or his truck and will contact police with any information that may be related.

The deceased was last reported leaving his Kamloops residence with his dog around 2 p.m. on Friday Dec. 15, in an older model green Ford Explorer. An image of the vehicle is being released to the public in an effort to help further the investigation.

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment Serious Crimes Unit, General Investigations Support Team, Forensic Identification Services, and Police Dog Service Unit have been assisting the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP Detachment, with the support of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit.

An older model green Ford Explorer - back.

View larger image: an older model green Ford Explorer - rear

The BC Coroners Service is conducting a concurrent investigation.

Anyone who may have seen the vehicle on Friday or Saturday, or any associated activity that may be related to this incident, is asked to please contact the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP Detachment at 250-314-1800.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034


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