UPDATE: Name released in second Kamloops prison death

Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre

KAMLOOPS - Investigators are examining the cause of an inmate death on Jan. 19 at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.

The B.C. Coroner's Service has confirmed the dead inmate as Daryl Vic Belseck, 52, and said the death is not considered suspicious.

Cindy Rose, a spokesperson for B.C. Corrections, provided very little information, saying the inmate was found dead and emergency services attended the scene.

"Any death in a B.C. Corrections centre is a tragedy and each and every one is taken very seriously," Rose said in a statement.

Corrections staff will administer a critical incident review to examine the incident, determine relevant history including causes and if necessary make recommendations to "reduce the likelihood of a similar incident."

Rose said no further information is being provided at this time.

This is the second inmate death at the facility in the last three months. Dylan Levi Judd, 20, was found dead in November. Cause of death has not been released on Judd's file and administrators from the B.C. Coroner's Service say the investigation will likely lead to a coroner's inquest.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated 11:06 a.m., Jan. 23 to correct the date of death.

— This story was updated at 1:32 p.m., Jan. 23 with name of the deceased.


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