Kamloops RCMP keeping mum on homicide investigations

KAMLOOPS - RCMP remains tight-lipped on two homicides which occurred within four days of each other last month.

Details of the incidents, including names of suspects and victims are not being released. Cause of death and whether weapons were used has not been confirmed.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for Kamloops RCMP, says there is no further information to release to the public and police will only provide media with information once next of kin is informed and only if it will further the investigation.

“Each case is looked at on an individual basis,” she says. “We won’t release anything that could jeopardize an investigation. We will confirm information when we can."

Bush wouldn’t confirm if suspects are in custody, but says the incidents were isolated and there is no further threat to the public.

The first homicide occurred Jan. 22 after a man was assaulted outside the Hatsuki Sushi restaurant on the North Shore. The owner of the restaurant told INFOnews.ca the man was stabbed. RCMP confirmed he later died of his injuries in hospital and investigators were treating the death as a homicide.

Police began a second homicide investigation on Jan. 27 after a man’s body was found at the 4 Seasons Motel a day earlier.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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