UPDATE: RCMP say they don’t suspect foul play was involved in the death of 55-year-old woman found dead near the Alberni Highway. The BC Coroner’s Service is now investigating.
RCMP and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) are investigating a death in Coombs, B.C.
According to Oceanside RCMP, officers were called to a report of a “man down” in the 2400 block of the Alberni Highway at around 10 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, emergency responders found a 55-year-old woman who had died.
The VIIMCU is investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death and is determining who her next of kin are.
VIIMCU and Oceanside RCMP are also working with the BC Coroner’s Service. RCMP said there is no reason to believe the public is at risk.