Red Bridge update: human remains located

Kamloops City

2024-01-24 11:22 PST

File # 2024-2290

Police are investigating a sudden death after remains located at the scene of a fire have been confirmed human.

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, around 10 p.m., Kamloops Fire Rescue extinguished a fire at what was believed to be a transient camp on the bank of the South Thompson River. On Tuesday Jan. 23, 2024, around 1:40 p.m., a worker attended the scene for clean up, discovered the remains amongst the debris, and police were called.

Today, Wednesday Jan. 24, the BC Coroners Service attended the scene and confirmed the remains to be human, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson.

A police presence remains in the area. The ongoing investigation is being conducted in partnership with KFR, and with support from the Forensic Identification Services Unit, an RCMP fire investigator, frontline officers, the Serious Crime Unit, and General Investigations Support Team, as they work to identify the deceased and establish what occurred.

The BC Coroners Service is conducting a concurrent investigation.

Anyone with information that could assist, is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-2290.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

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Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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