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Man facing interference with dead body charge in suspicious Kamloops death

FILE PHOTO - Kamloops police officers are asking for the public's help to determine where a van that has been connected to a suspicious death travelled recently. The vehicle is described as a 2020 GMC white Budget rental van, with the B.C. license plate number PJ 9131.
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Rogelio Butch Bagabuyo is being charged for storing a body in a plastic bin, related to a suspicious death investigation in Kamloops.

A body was found in a vehicle in the Dufferin neighbourhood in Kamloops, where police were called last week to investigate suspicious activity. Officers found a body in a vehicle on Monterey Place.

Bagabuyo, 54, was scheduled to appear virtually for a bail hearing at Kamloops Law Courts this morning, March 21, and was held in custody, according to court documents.

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According to the documents, a charge for interference with a dead body was approved, March 18.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Const. Crystal Evelyn confirmed the charge is related, adding that the investigation remains a "suspicious death" and not a homicide as of today.

Police are also looking for information related to a white 2020 GMC Budget rental van with license plate PJ9131 as the investigation continues. 

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RCMP are looking for dash cam footage to track the van's movements around Kamloops or surrounding communities.

Kamloops RCMP have not released the name of the victim and an autopsy is ongoing.

— This story was corrected at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2022, to say Rogelio Butch Bagabuyo is 54 years old.


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