Ladysmith RCMP investigating suspicious Yellow Point death

RCMP investigators and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the death of Yellow Point resident Kenneth Benjamin Hein.

Ladysmith RCMP commenced an investigation into the sudden death of a 76-year-old man shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16.

Kenneth Benjamin Hein was found dead in his home on Wagon Wheel Trail in Yellow Point by a neighbour, states an RCMP press release issued by Cpl. Darren Lagan.

“A preliminary investigation identified some suspicious aspects to this death. As a result, the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) was called in to assist the Ladysmith RCMP, and arrived at the scene yesterday afternoon. Their investigation continues at the residence,” wrote Lagan.

Ladysmith RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Services and VIIMCU “will remain at the residence until they have completed a thorough examination.”

The B.C. Coroners Service is working with investigators to determine a cause and time of death.

Family members have been informed of Hein’s death and of the ongoing investigation.

“As this is an active investigation, no further details will be released at this time,” Lagan wrote.





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