Tumbler Ridge RCMP investigating suspicious death

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Police in Tumbler Ridge are investigating a death in that community that has been deemed suspicious in nature.

On July 16th at 3:20 p.m., the Tumbler Ridge RCMP received a report of a sudden death that occurred in the 200 block of Spieker Avenue.

When officers arrived, Emergency Services were already at the scene performing CPR on a 32 year-old woman. The woman was then transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased by a local physician.

Attending officers determined that the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death appeared suspicious in nature, and contacted the North District Major Crime Unit who have attended to assist in the investigation.

A man who was at the scene at the time was taken into custody on unrelated matters. Neither his, nor the deceased names have been released. Police say that no further information will be released to protect the integrity of the investigation.

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