Update – RCMP continue to support BC Coroners Service investigation

C.-B. District du Sud-Est, Nelson, Section des crimes graves

2021-04-14 15:00 HAP

Dossier nº 2020E-3361

The RCMP continue to support the BC Coroners Service in its ongoing concurrent fact finding investigation into the unexpected death of a woman whose remains were discovered inside a burned structure on April 8, 2020.

Click here to view original news release (April 10, 2020)

An autopsy of those remains has led to the positive identification of the deceased, a 45-year-old Balfour woman, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the RCMP Southeast District. Further investigation has led police to believe that the woman died as a result of the blaze, which is no longer being considered criminal in nature.

Although an exact cause of the fire has not been able to be determined by investigators. Police believe the blaze was accidental in nature and possibly related to a burning heat or light source.

Due to the privacy of the deceased under the Coroners Act, her name will not be released. The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service have no further information for release.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Jesse O'Donaghey

S.-off. conseiller de district (Relations avec les médias)
District du Sud-Est
395, chemin Penno, bureau 170, Kelowna (C.-B.) V1X 7W5
Téléphone : 250-491-4317
Cellulaire : 250-869-9578
Télécopieur : 250-491-2381

Courriel : jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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