Police on scene where a white Astro van is being towed away, 10 kilometres from Boston Bar. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Investigators look to identify woman found dead near Boston Bar

A woman was found dead just off Highway 1, 10 kilometres north of Boston Bar Wednesday evening

Police are releasing more details into a suspicious death near Boston Bar.

Investigators have confirmed it was a woman who was found dead just off Highway 1, about 10 kilometres north of Boston Bar Wednesday evening, according to a statement by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Friday.

At 7:45 p.m., RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence. When they arrived the body of the woman was found, as well as another man who was arrested at the scene.

READ MORE: RCMP probe suspicious death

That man has since been released, police said.

The woman has not yet been identified, but was in her late 20s, police said.

“The priority for our detectives will be to positively identify the female victim and notify her family of her death,” Cpl. Frank Jang said.

A white 1994 Chevrolet Astro van was seized neaer the scene and is believed to be somehow associated to the death.

Cpl. Mike Rail said in a news release Thursday that the death is not believed to have been a random act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Baha’is of Ladysmith celebrate bicentenary of the birth of the Báb

The Baha’is of Ladysmith will hold an open house 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Oct. 29 - 30 at the Diamond Hall

Green Party’s Paul Manly re-elected in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

John Hirst of the Conservatives runner-up, Bob Chamberlin of the NDP third

Huards Haunted House returns to terrify Ladysmith for another spooky season

At Huards Haunted House, they scare because they care

Trudeau has won the most seats — but not a majority. What happens next?

Trudeau will have to deal with some of the implications of Monday’s result

LIVE MAP: Results in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Polls are now closed across the country

Green Party’s Paul Manly re-elected in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

John Hirst of the Conservatives runner-up, Bob Chamberlin of the NDP third

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Investor alert: ‘Split games’ pyramid scheme circulating in B.C.

British Columbia Securities Commission issues warning about scheme selling virtual shares

Most Read