Man released from custody as probe into woman’s death in Chase area continues

A 60-year-old woman was found deceased in a home near Adams Lake on April 27. A man who knew the deceased was taken into custody.

The RCMP has released a man who was taken into police custody without charge on April 28 as Mounties and the BC Coroners Service continue their parallel investigations into the death of a 60-year-old woman late Tuesday night (April 27).

Just after 11:30 p.m., Chase RCMP officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8600-block of Holding Road near Adams Lake. Once on scene, they found the deceased woman inside the home.

article continues below

“Investigators were back on site, earlier today [April 29], continuing their examination of the Holding Road property. That scene, just south of Adams Lake, has been released by authorities and is no longer being secured by police,” RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a statement.

“The adult man, arrested by frontline officers at the scene, has now been released from police custody. He was released unconditionally without charge and the investigation is continuing.”

Police said the man was “well known” to the deceased.

Major crime investigators continue to consider the circumstances under which the woman reportedly died as being suspicious. O’Donaghey said police will continue to treat her death as such until proven otherwise.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to call1-877-987-8477.

© Kamloops This Week



Question of Week POLL

Have you received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

Help Us Help Kamloops. Support Local Media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time .

NEW: For every donation of $25 or greater, we will offer a digital advertising package to the local non-profit group of your choice.

Click on for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.