Kamloops RCMP say no links after second homicide in four days

By James Peters
January 27, 2016 - 1:50pm Updated: January 27, 2016 - 5:32pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops RCMP have confirmed the incident initially reported as a suspicious death yesterday has now been deemed a homicide.

BC Ambulance Service attendants called police to the Four Seasons Motel at about 11:30 a-m yesterday, where they had been attending to a 49-year-old man.

The man died, and police have now said it was at the hands of someone else.

This is the second homicide in Kamloops in just four days, with the first the stabbing death of a 30-year-old man on Tranquille Road Friday night.

Corporal Cheryl Bush says the two incidents are not related, are not random, and there is not threat to the public.

Kamloops did not have any homicides in 2015, but Bush says this recent activity does not represent a trend.

"These are very isolated incidents. There is nothing that links them, so no we would not call this a trend, and these are both in their very preliminary stages so it would be premature to comment on that sort of thing at this time," said Cpl. Bush. 

Bush notes RCMP are not releasing the names of either victim in an effort to preserve the integrity of the judicial process.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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