A man arrested in connection to the homicide investigation near Kimberley has been released, as RCMP are now looking to the public for assistance.
Kimberley RCMP originally responded to Highway 95A just east of the city Sunday evening, where they located an unresponsive woman.
Despite “extensive intervention” by the BC Ambulance Service and life-saving measures by first responders, the 38-year-old woman was pronounced deceased.
RCMP launched a homicide investigation following the woman’s death, taking a 39-year-old man into custody. According to RCMP, that man has since been released following consultation with the B.C. Prosecution Service.
Southeast District Major Crimes took the lead of the investigation while Cranbrook RCMP’s General Duty, General Investigation, and Forensic Identification Sections are assisting along with RCMP Police Dog Services and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Unit.
Sgt. Steve Rigby of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit said they are now looking for witnesses and information from the public about what occurred Sunday night on Highway 95A.
“Investigators are seeking public assistance and ask anyone that travelled on Forest Crowne Gate (between Kimberley and Marysville) between 10 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, August 25, 2019, to contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-987-8477.”
The 38-year-old woman has been identified and the family has been notified.
“Her identity is not being disclosed at this time to respect the privacy of her family.”
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