Suspect in double homicide located deceased
A man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Creston on Wednesday evening has been found dead in Salmo.
On January 6, just after 7 p.m., Creston RCMP and emergency medical first responders were called to the Highway 3 pullout near the Summit Creek Bridge for reports of a man and a woman in need of immediate medical assistance. Police learned that both victims had been stabbed by a suspect who reportedly fled the scene in a motor vehicle associated to one of the victims.
The victim’s vehicle was located and recovered near Salmo and hours later, a man’s body was found near a motel in the same town.
Investigators, in partnership with the BC Coroners Service have now determined, the man whom officers were searching for in relation to the double homicide, is the man found dead in Salmo on Thursday morning. Criminality is not suspected.
The BC Coroners Service is continuing its investigation into the man’s death to determine all the facts.
“We can appreciate this is not the outcome the victims’ families may have hoped for but we hope this news brings them comfort in their grief,” stated S/Sgt. Scott Ashenbrenner, Unit Commander of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit.
Neither the victims or suspect will be identified by police or the BC Coroners Service, RCMP said.