Man found dead near Thompson River identified
Ashley Legassic - Reporter
(KIM ANDERSON / iNFOnews.ca)
August 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM
KAMLOOPS - Police have identified the man found dead in a tent next to the Thompson River last week, but his name has not been publicly released.
Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a news release the man's next of kin has been notified.
He has been in Kamloops for several years and was known to stay in a tent by the river.
B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the cause of death.
On Aug. 16 a passerby called police after noticing a strong odour coming from a tent near the river. When police arrived they found a man's body which was badly decomposed.
Police said drugs and paraphernalia were found inside the tent and the man's death is not considered suspicious at this point.
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