Kimberley RCMP investigate death of woman
On Sunday the Kimberley RCMP began investigating the death of a woman near Kimberley, currently confirming her identity and whether or not the death is criminal in nature.
Prior to this investigators sought the assistance of the Kimberley Search and Rescue Team that same day as a result of information regarding the possible whereabouts of a local woman who had been reported missing on March 3.
On March 3, the Kimberley RCMP were told a 49-year-old female hadn’t been seen for three days.
It took police a couple of days to track her latest movements, but this led them to an area southeast of St. Mary’s Lake, along the Forest Service Road. On March 6, the Kimberley Search and Rescue group headed to search this area, and at 2:15 p.m., they located the body of a female under a tree.
At present time police have not made a positive identification of the deceased woman and therefore can’t confirm that she is, in fact, the missing person.
Police have requested the assistance of the Southeast Major Crime Unit from Kelowna, who will be arriving March 7 (Monday) prior to removing the body.
The B.C. Coroner’s Service has also been called in to assist with the investigation.