Police identify man found deceased near Carson Crescent

Police have identified the man found deceased in an alleyway behind 170 Carson Cres. on Friday afternoon.

Kamloops RCMP have identified the man as David Melvin Boltwood, 66, of no fixed address in Kamloops.

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David Boltwood
The body of David Boltwood, 66, was found in an alleyway behind 170 Carson Cres. on the morning of Friday, Nov. 29.

Boltwood was often seen in various North Shore locations, often in a wheelchair. His last contact with police was on Nov. 4.

Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay said Boltwood's body was found wrapped in a rug near the dumpsters behind 170 Carson Cres., and that evidence indicates it had been there for five days, since Nov. 24.

The man's identity was disclosed by the police service, which typically does not disclose the identity of deceased people, in order to advance its investigation.

"We do not know where Mr. Boltwood has been staying and investigators are interested in confirming a time line of his whereabouts. If you know where David Boltwood was staying between Nov. 4 and Nov. 29, please contact the RCMP," Pillay said.

Although RCMP initially reported the death as a criminal matter, Pillay now says it is too early to know if Boltwood's death is the result of a criminal act.

"However, it is clearly a crime to dispose of human remains in this manner. To those involved in moving David Boltwood to this location, I urge you to come forward to investigators," he said.

Anyone with information on the circumstances of Boltwood's death, or with knowledge of suspicious activity in the area, is urged to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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