Kamloops Mounties are investigating a suspicious death in North Kamloops.
A body was found by police near the alley behind 170 Carson Cres. shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Friday.
Officers were called to the area for a report of “suspicious circumstances” and after speaking with witnesses and conducting an initial investigation discovered human remains, RCMP Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay said in a press release.
“We do know this is a criminal matter and not someone who simply died from exposure," Pillay said. "The identity, gender, age, race are all unknown at this early stage. We expect there are witnesses out there who may be able to help us.
Pillay told KTW via email it is too early in the investigation to say what the cause of death was and if it is connected to organized crime in the city.
He said the body was found in close proximity to dumpsters that are behind an apartment building in the area. He said a civilian noticed some items in that vicinity and upon examining them thought human remains may be present and called police.
We are asking anyone with information about who this person is to please contact Kamloops RCMP. Kamloopa Serious Crime Unit has taken over the investigation and is seeking the assistance of the public.
Anyone who may know the deceased or anything about the circumstances of the death, or saw any suspicious activity in this area, is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.