RCMP identify homicide victim as Kamloops man

Cpl. Cheryl Bush talks about the investigation into the murder of Michael Irving Young last week.

KAMLOOPS – They are not sure how long he has lived in Kamloops or if he is one the hundreds of homeless people who make camp along the river, but RCMP have been able to identify the victim of last week's homicide as 32-year-old Michael Irving Young.

Police believe Young, who also went by Michael Hauk, was involved in an isolated incident between the parties involved that led to his death on the trail under the Overland Bridge on the evening of June 27.

“Police suspect this was an isolated incident,” Cpl. Cheryl Bush says, “(We) have no reason to believe there is a heightened risk to the community.”

Bush says she is unsure if the victim has any family in Kamloops or whether he was homeless. As for being part of a homeless camp along the river she says she doubts it given the high water at this time of year.

Police are asking to speak to anyone who was in the area of the north end of the bridge between 7:05 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. that evening and anyone who may have spoke with the victim in the days leading up to his death.

Bush says police will not be revealing any information about potential suspects at this point in the investigation.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

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