Kamloops Mounties eye suspect in body-disposal case

The body of David Melvin Boltwood, 66, was found next to a dumpster in an alleyway behind 170 Carson Cres. in North Kamloops on Nov. 29. Police say it is unclear if Boltwood’s death was the result of foul play, but the manner in which his body was discarded is a crime

Police have identified a suspect in connection with the disposal of a Kamloops man’s body, which was found rolled up in carpet in late November.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay told KTW police have spoken to the person and the investigation is still ongoing, with no arrests yet made.

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The body of David Melvin Boltwood, 66, was found next to a dumpster in an alleyway behind 170 Carson Cres. in North Kamloops on Nov. 29.

Benjamin Bolton
Ben Boltwood is the brother of David Boltwood, whose body was found wrapped in a carpet that was left near a dumpster on Carson Crescent on the North Shore. Ben has created a makeshift memorial for his sibling. - Michael Potestio/KTW

Pillay said investigators are awaiting from the BC Coroners Office confirmation of the cause of Boltwood’s death. It is unclear if Boltwood’s death was the result of foul play, but the manner in which his body was discarded is a crime, Pillay said.

Boltwood, of no fixed address in Kamloops, was frequently seen in various North Shore locations, often in a wheelchair. His last contact with police was on Nov. 4.

Via tips from the public and witness interviews, Pillay said police have determined Boltwood had been staying in a Carson Crescent apartment building near where his body was found — an alleyway situated between two apartment buildings.

Pillay said several witnesses have identified themselves to police following an initial appeal for information and, at this point, the RCMP does not have any further requests for the public.

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