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Death of man found in Vernon Creek not suspicious

Vernon RCMP
August 22, 2016 - 2:11 PM

VERNON - The death of a man whose body was found in Vernon over the weekend is not considered suspicious, according to the RCMP.

The body of a 47-year-old man was found in Vernon Creek near 34 Street and 23 Avenue in Vernon Saturday, Aug. 20 around 8 a.m.

Police were called to investigate, however they now say the death is not suspicious and they have turned the case over to the B.C. Coroners Service.

“The Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP has confirmed the death of the 47-year-old man, whose body was recovered from the Vernon Creek this past Saturday, does not involve criminality,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release.

The RCMP is not releasing any further details about the case, including the man’s identity, the nature of his death, or how long the body had been there.

“We wouldn’t be releasing that,” Moskaluk says. “Our whole purpose of information release is to advance an investigation, or if there’s a public safety concern.”

The coroners service continues to investigate the death.

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