Dead body found in Salish Park downtown Chilliwack

Police on scene Wednesday morning in early stages of investigation

Chilliwack RCMP were on the scene at Salish Park Wednesday morning investigating after a dead body was discovered.

Police had the area taped off around the portable toilets between the library parking lot and the pond. Three police cars were on scene around 9 a.m. June 21 taking photographs and interviewing bystanders.

A body was visible near the portable toilets partially covered with a white tarp. By 9:30 a.m. the BC Coroners Service was on the scene.

A civilian told The Progress it was a case of a drug overdose, but Chilliwack RCMP were unable to confirm or deny this.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said police received a call at 7:30 a.m. to attend.

“General duty officers are on scene in the very initial stages of the investigation,” he said.

Rail was unable to confirm the age or gender of the deceased individual.

See www.theprogress.com for more details as they become available.


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