Police are investigating a suspicious death in a First Nations community near Lillooet. On March 24, around 7 am, the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police were called to a scene of a suspicious death in the Fountain First Nations Community, where a man was found deceased in the front yard of the residence.
There were two other people at the residence at the time, and three were known to one another. Southeast District Forensic Investigation Services has examined the scene for evidence, and police are no longer at the scene.
BC RCMP Serious Crime Unit section of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (MCU) will assist the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police with the investigation.
“This appears to be an isolated incident and there are no perceived risks to the public at this time,” said Sergeant Chris Manseau, BC RCMP spokesperson “It is early in the investigation and we will not be releasing the name of the deceased.”
Police said there is no indication that this incident is linked to the murder that occurred in Lillooet last week.