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Body found in Merritt, death deemed suspicious: police

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RCMP says a body was found in a rural area of Merritt, near Nicola Lake, just before 8 a.m. Tuesday

Few details, including person's identity and cause of death, have been released

MERRITT (NEWS 1130) – A body has been found in a rural area of Merritt, and police are treating the person’s death as suspicious.

The RCMP says officers were called to the area near Nicola Lake just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Few details have been released at this time, but the RCMP’s Southeast District Major Crime Unit has been called in.

“Our priority at this time is to identify the dead person and notify their next of kin,” said Staff Sgt. Steph Drouin.

Mounties are looking to speak with anyone who may have any information about this person’s death. You are asked to contact investigators at 1.877.987.8477.