UPDATE (Oct. 4):100 Mile House RCMP said they have fielded calls of concern regarding this investigation as there have been false reports on social media that wild animals were involved in the death of the individual on Stokes Road.BC Conservation Officers were on scene lending their expertise and knowledge along with Williams Forensic Identification Section, North District Major Crimes and 100 Mile House RCMP. Through a collaborative effort and investigation, it has been determined that no animal, wild or domestic was involved in the death of this individual. While the cause of death has yet to be determined any animal involvement has been ruled out. This incident remains an active BC Coroners investigation. Please refer any further requests to BC Coroner Service.
UPDATE (3:20 p.m.): On the morning of October 3, the BC Coroner Service along with 100 Mile House RCMP and other support units attended to the Stokes Road address to continue working on the reported investigation. On October 2, a male, believed to be the resident of that address, was located by neighbours outside his residence deceased. There was some damage to the remains caused by animals, so the local BC Conservation Officers assisted with the investigation to identify possible animals involved incase there was a further risk to the public. After this consultation was completed, there is not believed to be any risk to the public associated with this file.
The major crimes portion of the investigation has been stood down at this time and the 100 Mile House RCMP will continue to support the BC Coroner Service with their investigation. Although firm identification is not yet possible and is still being investigated by the Coroner’s office, family members of the male associated to the address have been notified and updated with the current results of the investigation. 100 Mile House RCMP offers our condolences to the family.
Any further updates will be completed by the BC Coroner’s Service.
ORIGINAL STORY: On Oct. 2, 2019, at approximately 3:25 p.m., 100 Mile House RCMP along with BC Ambulance Service and the Conservation Officers attended to a reported suspicious death along Stokes Road in 100 Mile House.
Upon arrival, a male had been located deceased outside the residence. Currently, members are holding the scene to continue the investigation this morning with the BC Coroner Service along with the support of North District Major Crimes, Central Cariboo Forensic Services and a South East RCMP Police Service Dog team from Kamloops.
At this time Police are still investigating this matter and no further information will be shared until it is developed. The location could be held by Police for several days in support of the investigation. Family of the person involved has been contacted. RCMP do not believe there is any risk to the general public due to this investigation.