Police seek cigarette-smoking man in murder probe
Kamloops homicide investigators are hoping tips from the public will help them identify a man seen in the area where a 15-year-old girl was found murdered last month.
RCMP Const. Bernie Ward said a number of witnesses have reported seeing a man smoking a cigarette in front of 580 Dalgeish Dr. at about 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 — hours before the body of CJ Fowler was found on the slope of a nearby ravine.
"The police have not yet identified this male, so if you think this may be you, or you may know this person, please contact the Kamloops RCMP," Ward said.
He said investigators are still hoping to talk to anyone who was in the Dalgeish or Guerin Creek areas between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 who has not yet come forward.
Fowler's body was discovered by a man walking his dog in Guerin Creek.
Police have remained tight-lipped about their investigation, but said the girl had been in Kamloops for less than a week when she was killed.
Investigators believe Fowler had a bus ticket to return to Terrace, where she lived, on the day she was killed, and are considering the possibility she was on her way to the Greyhound station on Notre Dame Drive prior to her murder.
Mounties have also released a still photo taken from a surveillance video at Royal Inland Hospital showing Fowler in the early-morning hours of Dec. 5.
Anyone with information can call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.