Williams Lake RCMP has cordoned off the Sandman Hotel and Suites parking lot facing the Save-On-Foods as well as the neighbouring bus stop. Patrick Davies Photo.

UPDATE: Police investigate suspicious death downtown Williams Lake Saturday morning

Williams Lake RCMP officers were on the scene

Update (Sunday, March 10): As of Saturday afternoon, police cleared the scene of a suspicious death discovered in the early morning on March 9. Police had cordoned off the Sandman parking lot and bus shelter across from Save-On-Foods as they investigated the scene.

In a press release issued Sunday, RCMP are asking anyone with knowledge of the incident to come forward.

“The police are asking for any member of the public that was in that area between March 8 at 5 p.m. and March 9 at 7 a.m. to contact police if they observed anything unsual,” Williams Lake RCMP Const. Joel Kooger said.

“The investigtation remains in the early stages and there is no further information at this time.”

If anyone has information contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211 or Ceim Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

Original story:

The Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a suspicious death Saturday morning.

A deceased male was found Saturday morning in a parking lot between the Sandman Hotel and Suites and Save-On-Foods just off Oliver St. along 7 Ave N. At this time, officers have the Sandman parking lot taped off, including the neighbouring bus station. A police tent has been set up in the parking lot across from Smashin’ Smoothies.

Williams Lake RCMP said the male was located at around 7 a.m.

Read More: Williams Lake vying for crime stats that reflect regional service area police respond to

Officers on the scene confirmed the death was suspicious in nature and that they are currently investigating. Interviews with people in the area late last night were being conducted on the scene.

Staff Sgt. Del Byron said the incident is currently under investigation by the Williams Lake General Investigation Section and the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment.

The Williams Lake RCMP encourages anyone with information on this incident to come forward or call 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Do you have a comment about this story? email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Partnership between local agencies connects with lakecity youth through hockey

A partnership between four lakecity organizations is working to bring youth together through sport.

First-ever Tsilhqot’in master chef challenge sizzles

Teams of grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren cooked on an open fire

Two new coffee shop openings add to lakecity business upswing

City issues record number of business licences

Dust advisory issued for Williams Lake area

It is anticipated high concentrations of dust will persist for another 24 hours

POLICE: ‘Don’t leave children unattended in vehicles’

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

B.C. public insurance includes funding enforcement, driver licensing

Most Read