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Police investigating after body found near Merritt

The body was found near Nicola Lake and the death is believed to be suspicious.
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The RCMP is investigating after a body was found near Nicola Lake, outside of Merritt.

The Southeast District major crime unit has been called to help Merritt RCMP in the investigation as the death is believed to be suspicious.

Police were called to the area just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 15).

“Our priority at this time is to identify the dead person and notify their next of kin,” RCMP Staff Sgt. Steph Drouin said.

The RCMP's forensic identification section is also part of the investigation.

Anybody with information on the death is asked to call 1-877-987-8477.