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BC Crime: Homicide Squad Called to Hope

BC Crime: Homicide Squad Called to Hope

A man was found dead in Hope on Friday, prompting a homicide investigation.

Local mounted police were dispatched to the 900 block of Old Hope Princeton Way sometime in the afternoon, according to a news release.

“Frontline police officers responded to the scene and located the body of a 46-year-old man, whose death appeared to be the result of a homicide,” the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team wrote in a statement on Sunday.

The victim is a 46-year-old man from Chilliwack whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

“Initial evidence suggests this was an isolated incident with no ongoing risk to the public,” IHIT’s statement continued.

Few details were given, including where the victim was found and why police believe the death is suspicious. However, investigators are appealing for witnesses and information. Anyone who believes they can help is urged to call 1-877-551-4448.