Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP successfully dealt with a person in crisis on a rooftop Sunday, Nov. 8. (Black Press Media file)

Trail RCMP report on dead man found in vehicle

Coroner investigates dead body discovered in Fruitvale

After receiving several tips about a body being found in a Fruitvale parking lot on Nov. 10, the Trail Times contacted the RCMP on Monday to ask for confirmation and details.

Sgt. Mike Wicentowich confirmed to the Times that police would soon report on the case, but did say, “it was not believed to be criminal or suspicious.”

In a Nov. 17 release, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said the Trail RCMP responded to a call that a man inside a vehicle was unresponsive, and that the vehicle was located in the parking lot of a Fruitvale business.

“A front line officer attended the scene alongside emergency medical first responders, who attempted to resuscitate the man without success. The Fruitvale man in his 50’s was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The BC Coroners Service was notified and have launched an investigation.

“Although the investigation remains ongoing, police do not believe any criminality was involved in the man’s death at this time,” said O’Donaghey.

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