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.”

 

 

 

Just Posted

Storm add big net presence to roster

Goalie Robert Michetti boasts impressive numbers

Two Campbell River First Nations advance to final stage of treaty negotiation

The Campbell River-based Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations have signed… Continue reading

City of Campbell River to replace pumper truck at No. 2 Hall

Old truck to be moved into reserve roll for five years before decision is made on disposal options

PHOTOS: Cumberland Wild embraces diverse musical talents

Day 1 of the two-day music festival took place Saturday

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

Most Read