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Victim of homicide near Merritt area identified by police

The victim’s name is Dennis Michael Walters, a 51-year-old man from Merritt.
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Police have identified the man whose body was found near Nicola Lake outside of Merritt, confining the death is a homicide.

The victim’s name is Dennis Michael Walters, a 51-year-old man from Merritt.

Mounters were called to the Nicola Lake area just before 8 a.m. on Sept. 14.

“We are releasing Dennis’ identity in order to help move the investigation forward,” RCMP Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said.

“We are hopeful that in doing so, we can help timeline the events leading up to his death.”

Anybody with information about Walters’ whereabouts from Monday, Sept. 13, to the when his body was found on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 14, is asked to call the tipline at 1-877-987-8477.