BC RCMP notify IIO BC of North Vancouver incident

North Vancouver

2020-02-12 13:21 PST

RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in North Vancouver which has resulted in a woman’s death in Squamish.

On February 9, just after 9:30 a.m., North Vancouver RCMP officers arrested a woman at a North Vancouver residence after she allegedly had threatened a person known to her. The woman was transported to the North Vancouver RCMP Detachment where she was processed and released with a future court date.

On February 10 at 7:15 a.m., Squamish RCMP received a report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames on Sunset Drive, Lions Bay. Upon arrival, officers found the same woman dead at the scene.

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the woman’s death. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca

Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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