Coroner comfirms identity of deceased man in Cranbrook

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in Cranbrook on Feb. 3, 2013.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man  who died in Cranbrook on Feb. 3, 2013.

The man is Conrad Antonio, aged 19. Mr. Antonio had most recently been living in Cranbrook as a student at the College of the Rockies. Foul play is not suspected.

On Sunday, Feb. 3, at 8:35 a.m., Cranbrook RCMP responded to a call from Emergency Medical Services about an unconscious male behind the Baker Street Mall. The man was found unresponsive in the laneway behind the mall.

The person who initially reported the incident told police that he had been walking behind the mall and came upon the young man  on the ground. When he couldn’t wake him, he called 911 and covered him with a blanket.

Mr. Antonio was taken to hospital in Cranbrook, but could not be revived.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death. Foul play has now been ruled out. It was also noted that the temperature has been reaching freezing levels overnight in Cranbrook in recent days.

The family of Mr. Antonio has been notified of his death.

Cranbrook RCMP continue to assist the Coroners Office with their investigation and are asking for anyone who may have seen Conrad between Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, to call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or the Coroners office at 1-888-991-2111. Any inquries into this incident can be directed to the Coroners Office at: 1-888-991-2111.