RCMP

Police investigating suspected homicide in Rossland

Male body discovered Thursday on Feeney Road near Rossland

  • Jun. 6, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Police are treating the discovery of a body in Rossland as a homicide.

Thursday at approximately 11 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment received a call regarding the discovery of a male body at a residence on Feeney Road just north of Rossland on Highway 3B.

Upon arrival police located the body of a deceased male inside the residence at that location.

A press release from the Southeast Southeast District Major Crime Unit said the death is being treated as a homicide.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and the identity of the deceased is not being released pending notification of his next of kin.

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit with assistance from the Kootenay Boundary Regional General Investigation Section continue to investigate and ask that anyone with any information contact the Trail and Great District Detachment at 250-364-2566 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The report of a suspicious death came on the heels of the killing of three RCMP officers and the wounding of two others in Moncton on Wednesday evening.

Sgt. Darren Oelke, NCO of the Trail and Greater District Detachment, said the call Thursday morning had an obvious impact on the still shaken staff.

“Everyone came to work in a pretty somber mood that morning,” he explained.

“In any call of this nature your alert is heightened. And especially after an incident like in Moncton. It just reinforces the office safety aspect of our work.”

Oelke said he spoke about the Moncton incident with members on staff and reviewed and reinforced protocol in such instances.

“Our officers’ safety is definitely paramount,” he said.

Oekle added the public has also shown its compassion in light of the tragedy in New Brunswick.

“Someone left three white roses (in honour of the fallen members) at the steps of the detachment.”

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Mountain Pineapple defers application for new cannabis store in Rossland

The application was originally going to be reviewed by city council on May 19

Morning start: Rossland is named after this person

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 22

Snow expected to hit West Kootenay passes overnight on Thursday

Up to 15 cm of snow could fall on Highway 3 between Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass by Friday morning

Fact: B.C. bats don’t carry or spread COVID

BC Annual Bat Count goes this summer, citizens encouraged to take part

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Oak Bay man stumbles upon eagle hunting seal, grabs camera just in time

The eagle did ‘a perfect butterfly stroke to shore’ with its prey, photographer says

Most Read