Man facing charges in death of his spouse found dead

Foul play now has been ruled out in the death of Konstanty Butkiewicz on Oct. 30

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who was found deceased in Campbell River on Oct. 30.

He was Konstanty (Karl) Butkiewicz, aged 85, of Campbell River. Butkiewicz was found deceased by an acquaintance in his home in Campbell River at about 5 p.m. on Oct. 30. He is believed to have died within the preceding two days, according to the B.C. Coroners Service.

Campbell River RCMP attended the residence in the 800 block of South Alder Street at 5:24 p.m. for a medical emergency. It was determined that the male inside was deceased.

The BC Coroners Service and Campbell River RCMP continue to investigate this death. Foul play has been ruled out.

Butkiewicz was facing criminal charges in the death of his spouse, Caroline Doreen Surrett, who was 71 when she died on Feb. 25.  Butkiewicz was free on bail, the conditions of which required that he observe a 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

The family of Butkiewicz has been notified of his death.