UPDATED: Police investigating homicide on Tk'emlups reserve
Police are investigating an apparent homicide on the Tk'emlups Indian Band reserve.
RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said emergency crews were called to a home on the reserve shortly after 9 p.m. yesterday (Oct. 20).
"On police and ambulance attendance, a woman was found deceased in the home," he said.
Initial reports indicated the woman had been stabbed.
The home is located in the 600-block of East Shuswap Road.
"Investigators are confirming that the death is suspicious in nature and believed to be related to an incident of domestic violence," Moskaluk said.
A man was arrested at the scene and is still in custody.
The homicide investigation is being carried out by the B.C. RCMP's southeast district major-crimes unit. Moskaluk said he wasn't sure why the Kamloops RCMP detachment's major-crimes unit is not investigating.
"Sometimes, when a detachment has its own MCU they will do homicide investigations," he said.
"In this case, I'm not certain of the politics that went into it."
Moskaluk said the suspect has yet to be formally charged as the investigation continues.
No names have been made public.