June 28, 2013 - 10:02 AM
KAMLOOPS - RCMP have confirmed a man found dead last night at the Overlander Bridge was a 32-year-old Kamloops man.
The police have taped off the walking paths on both sides of the bridge to investigate a possible homicide in relation to the man's death.
Forensic specialists are currently on scene collecting evidence.
"They should hope to be completed by the end of today," said Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush.
The man was found last night at about 7:45 p.m. near the walking paths of the bridge leading to the north side of the city.
One Kamloops man was unsure this morning why he was faced with an early morning chat with police during his regular commute to work.
Stephen Boucher was turned around by police on his regular commute to work at the Bicycle Cafe in Valleyview this morning about 9:30 a.m.
While vehicle traffic is flowing freely over the bridge, pedestrians and cyclists are being forced to find a different way into the south shore.
However, given the circumstances, Boucher was not bothered and said the detour would only add a few minutes to his regular 18-minute cycle from his North Kamloops home.
While he was unaware of the potential homicide and didn't see anything yesterday during his commute, police are asking anyone else with information to contact the local detachment at 250-828-3000.
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