Foul play involved in body found in Polson Park

Vernon RCMP

VERNON - Police are revealing more information about a man found dead last week in Polson Park. 

He has been identified as 42-year-old Jason Thomas Hardy, and police believe foul play was involved in his death. His body was found the morning of Aug. 26 in Polson Park.

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says Hardy has some history with police and was residing in the Vernon area, though he had no fixed address.

The B.C. Coroners Service has completed an autopsy, and while the suspected cause of death has not been released, Molendyk says the results indicated foul play was involved.

Police are asking anyone with information about Hardy’s death, or who was in the vicinity of the park during the early morning hours of Aug. 26 and witnessed suspicious activity, to contact the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724. 

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