Major crime unit called for Fort St. James sudden death

The Fort St. James RCMP received a report of a body being discovered in the rural area of Fort St. James on Apr. 16.

On April 16, 2016 at 2:33 p.m. the Fort St. James RCMP received a report of a body being discovered in the rural area of Fort St. James near Tachie Rd and North Road.

Officers attended and confirmed the individual to be deceased.

Since the cause of death was not visibly apparent at the time, as a precaution, the Fort St James RCMP requested the assistance of the North District Major Crime Unit (NDMCU) to assist them with their investigation.

The NDMCU has possibly identified the individual as a 51 year old Fort St James resident but are not releasing the person’s name or any further details to allow the direct family to notify other family members.

Police do not have any reason to believe that the public is at risk and more details may be released as the investigation progresses.

At this time police are asking anyone who may have any information on this incident to please contact the Fort St. James RCMP at 250-996-8629 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (tips).