Comox Valley RCMP investigate homicide in Courtenay

Comox Valley

2022-03-07 14:57 PST

File # 2022-3144

Investigators from the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit are investigating a homicide that occurred in the early morning of March 6, 2022 in Courtenay.

At 5:40 a.m. frontline members of the Comox Valley RCMP were called to a residence on the 1000-block of 26th Street in Courtenay after paramedics attended for an 80-year old woman in medical distress and discovered what they believed to be a homicide.

Investigators are still in the area gathering evidence today and being assisted by the North Island Integrated Forensic Identification Section, said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. They will be diligently working on this to determine the series of events leading to this tragedy.

A 55-year old man, who is known to the victim, was arrested at the scene. This individual has been charged with second degree murder and remains in custody. Investigators believe that this is an isolated incident and there is no ongoing risk to the public.

No further information is available at this time.

 

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Cst. Monika Terragni

Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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