RCMP investigating suspicious New Year’s Day death

Sicamous RCMP, BC Coroners Service conducting concurrent investigations into the death of a 65-year-old woman discovered in cardiac arrest in the early morning hours on January 1

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The circumstances surrounding the unexpected death of a woman discovered in cardiac arrest early New Year’s Day in Malakwa are under investigation by Sicamous RCMP and the BC Coroners Service.

On January 1, 2021 at 2:28 a.m., Sicamous RCMP were called to assist BC Health Services who were responding to reports of an adult woman found in medical distress in the Cedars RV and Resort on Luoma Road in Sicamous. A statement from the RCMP said an area resident called for emergency medical assistance after finding the injured woman laying in the middle of a private roadway within the resort complex.

The victim, a 65-year-old woman, had sustained significant injuries. She was rushed from the scene in grave condition and transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services where she later succumbed to her injuries.

“The investigation into the woman’s death remains in its infancy,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the BC RCMP in the Southeast District. ”Investigators are considering all possible factors that may have led to the woman’s unexpected death, which is being considered as suspicious in nature at this time.”

The BC Coroners Service has been notified and has launched a concurrent fact-finding investigation into the woman’s death.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police, or you have any additional information you are urged to call the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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