RCMP’s North District major crime unit is investigating the death of a 34-year-old man
The RCMP is investigating a murder in the remote village of Kitkatla, a First Nations community on Dolphin Island off B.C.’s northern coast.
Prince Rupert RCMP were called to a residence on the evening of April 1 after receiving a report of a possible sudden death. A 34-year-old man was found suffering from life-threatening injuries. Police called in an air ambulance from Prince Rupert, but the man died of his injuries.
Kitkatla, which has a population of 490, is 45 kilometres southwest of Prince Rupert and is only accessible by boat or float plane.
The man’s death is being treated as a homicide and the RCMP’s North District major-crime unit has taken over the investigation. Police say a person of interest was found at the scene and was questioned by officers. There have been no arrests and the victim’s name hasn’t been released.
“Although the investigation is in the early stages, police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk,” RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said in a statement.
Anyone with information can contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.