Suspicious death at Kamloops motel deemed a homicide

KAMLOOPS - A suspicious death at a Valleyview motel is now a homicide investigation, RCMP have confirmed.

Officials with the serious crimes unit are investigating after a 49-year-old man was found dead at a motel in the 1700 block of Trans Canada East Frontage Road yesterday, Jan. 26, Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for Kamloops RCMP, says.

The homicide investigation began only days after another homicide resulting from an assault outside a sushi restaurant on the city’s North Shore. A 30-year-old man was stabbed and later died from his injuries in hospital.

Bush says the two incidents are isolated events and there’s nothing to indicate links between them at this time. She says investigations remain ongoing with both files.

RCMP is keeping tight-lipped on details, Bush says, noting further information could jeopardize investigations.

A guest services attendant at the 4 Seasons Motel declined comment.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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

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