PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Police are releasing some details on an incident that occurred this past weekend in the West Lake area…
Police say on Saturday January 12 at approximately 10:30 AM, Fire Crews from Beverley and RCMP were called to a vehicle fire on Chilako Station Road, off Hwy 16 West. The Beaverly Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire and the vehicle appeared to be abandoned.
At approximately 1:30 PM the same day, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a person laying in the ditch along West Lake Estates Road, off Blackwater Road, south of city limits.
Upon arrival, PG officers located a deceased man laying in the ditch. North District RCMP investigators were called in and took over the scene and are treating the man’s death as a homicide. His age is 40 and he is from Prince George. Officers also suggest this was not a random incident.
Police are attempting to determine if there is a connection between the abandoned vehicle fire and the homicide.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about suspicious vehicles or persons on West Lake Estates Road, Blackwater Road, Lower Mud River Road, Chilako Station Road or McBride Timber Road on the morning of Saturday January 12th, to please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at http://www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca