RCMP investigating suspicious death in Marysville

37-year old woman arrested and held in custody; investigation into cause of death continues

Police at the scene of the homicide on Friday.

Police at the scene of the homicide on Friday.

A 37-year old woman, who police say is the girlfriend of the deceased, has been arrested for the death of a 47-year old Marysville man. The Southeast District Major Crime Unit has confirmed they are investigating a homicide.

Cpl. Chris Newel of the Kimberley RCMP says that the woman is being held in custody and investigation into cause of death continues. However, Newel says police want to assure the public that it was not a random act.

Kimberley RCMP called the Southeast District Major Crime Section along with the BC Coroner’s Service to investigate a suspicious death in Marysville on Friday afternoon, March 8, 2013. A deceased male was found at the Marysville residence..

“The death appeared suspicious and as such the investigators secured the scene and requested the assistance of major crime,” Newel said.

He says the suspect and the deceased were in a relationship and living together at the time of the incident.