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Elderly man charged with murder

Mounties remain on site Wednesday at a home on S. Alder Street in Campbell River where a 72-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday. The resident, Konstanty Butkiewicz, 84, is charged with second degree murder. - Paul Rudan/The Mirror
Mounties remain on site Wednesday at a home on S. Alder Street in Campbell River where a 72-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday. The resident, Konstanty Butkiewicz, 84, is charged with second degree murder.
— image credit: Paul Rudan/The Mirror

An 84-year-old Campbell River man is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 72-year-old woman.

Konstanty (Karol) Bukiewicz is charged with killing Caroline Doreen Surrett.

The court file indicates it's a domestic violence case, but a neighbour told the Mirror that Bukiewicz appeared to live alone.

"He's a super-nice guy…he's a good neighbour and he loves kids," said the neighbour who asked to not be identified. "He wasn't into anything shady."

On Tuesday, around 8 a.m., Campbell River RCMP received a 911 call from Bukiewicz's two-storey home located at 874 S. Alder St.

Several officers arrived at the scene and found Surrett dead. The cause of death has not been released.

Bukiewicz was arrested at the scene without incident, taken to the RCMP detachment and charged with second degree murder.

Police are hoping the public can provide some background into the murder or  the relationship between Bukiewicz and Surret. Anyone with information should call RCMP at 250-286-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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