Williams Lake RCMP Const. Josue Mayard goes through the road closure Saturday while RCMP continued to investigate after a body was discovered under the Rudy Johnson Bridge Friday afternoon. Mayard said he was coming to relieve officers who had been on the scene all night.

Update: Foul play suspected in discovery of body under Rudy Johnson Bridge

Foul play is suspected in the discovery a body on the ice under the Rudy Johnson Bridge Friday afternoon.

Foul play is suspected after a male’s body was discovered Friday afternoon on the ice under the Rudy Johnson Bridge near Soda Creek.

At 2:17 p.m. on Jan. 2,  the Williams Lake RCMP received a report of a body on the ice.

“The body was located lying on the ice above the Fraser River,” Sgt. Randy Bosch, with the North District Major Crime Unit told the Tribune. “Search and Rescue removed the body for us. It was quite tricky because the ice was moving.”

The Williams Lake General Investigative Services and North District Major Crime Unit were called in to assist the Williams Lake detachment because of the suspicion of foul play.

North District MCU media relations Const. Dave Tyreman said the identity of the deceased is undetermined at this time and as the investigation is in its preliminary stages, this is all the information that will be released at this time.

The Rudy Johnson bridge, located about 40 kilometres north of Williams Lake, remains closed to all traffic, but Bosch said it should re-open by 8 p.m. Saturday evening.

“Road conditions were very icy at the time we were called in yesterday so we had to get the road service in,” Bosch added.

The North District MCU is asking if anyone has any information regarding this incident to please contact them at the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment at 250-392-6211.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

BREAKING: Gilbert, Drynock charged with first degree murder of Branton Regner

The accused also face two counts of attempted murder in connection with Rudy Johnson Bridge incident

Looking back and moving forward: Legion set to celebrate 85 years

In September, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139, Williams Lake, celebrates its 85th anniversary.

Williams Lake well represented at 55+ BC Games

Results from Williams Lake and area athletes competing at the games are as follows:

Horses damage new Fox Fire mountain bike trail: cycling club

Equestrian users asked to stay off trails

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

‘He’s trying to kill me’: Victoria police commandeer boats to reach screaming woman

No charges laid and civilians to be awarded honours after incident on Gorge Waterway

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

John Horgan promises action after fatal mid-Island bus crash

Premier cites students, local Indigneous community as reason to repair the road

Teens charged in stabbing death of B.C. man in strip mall parking lot

Two youths, aged 15 and 16, charged in Aug. 16 killing of South Surrey’s Paul Prestbakmo

Most Read