Campbell River RCMP investigate the scene of a suspicious death Friday morning at the Best Western Austrian Chalet.

RCMP continue to investigate suspicious death at hotel

Campbell River RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a suspicious death after a body was discovered at the Best Western

Campbell River RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a suspicious death after a body was discovered Friday morning at the Best Western Austrian Chalet on the Old Island Highway.

The RCMP detachment responded to a call at 7 a.m. last Friday and discovered the body of a deceased individual.

As police believe foul play may have been involved, the scene was quickly secured, and members of the Campbell River RCMP Major Crime Unit and the Forensic Identification Section descended on the property.

The grounds were heavily wrapped in crime-scene tape and vehicle access to and from the hotel parking lot was restricted as investigators, supported by a K-9 police dog, combed the area.

One guest said police collected I.D. and contact information from people staying at the hotel.

Investigators remained on the hotel grounds, where a canopy was set up in a grassy courtyard behind the tape, throughout Saturday.

Police do not believe this to be a random act of violence, but by Tuesday morning no additional information had been released, including the age or gender of the victim or whether a suspect or suspects have been identified.

“The investigation is ongoing,” Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard said.

“We’re devoting as many resources as we can to the investigation.”




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