Update: RCMP rule out foul play in View Royal death

View Royal resident's death deemed unrelated to criminal activity, with case being turned over to B.C. Coroners Service

  • Dec. 15, 2013 12:00 p.m.

West Shore RCMP have ruled out the possibility of foul play being involved in the death of Kathleen Suzanne Alford, 44, whose body was found on Pheasant Lane in View Royal on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Investigators with the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and the RCMP have been working on the case and base their findings on “an extensive analysis of the investigational findings, including the results of a forensic autopsy.”

With no criminal involvement suspected, the RCMP will now be turning over the case to the B.C. Coroners Service.

Original story:

Police continue to investigate the death of View Royal resident Kathleen Suzanne Alford, 44. As of News Gazette deadline the area near where she was found Saturday (Dec. 14) evening in the 1300 block of Pheasant Lane, remained behind police tape.

“While there are suspicious aspects to this death which remain under close examination, police have not yet deemed it a homicide,” said Cpl. Darren Lagan, media relations for Island District RCMP.

Investigators from the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, West Shore RCMP Major Crime Section, RCMP Forensic Identification Section, and the B.C. Coroner Services are involved in the ongoing investigation.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

A forensic autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow (Dec. 17).

 

Just Posted

Beauty Day spreads ‘brightness’ at Our Place

Volunteer hairdressers, estheticians, even a tarot card reader took part in the Victoria event

Victoria Guard Commander leads group of snowmen after ceremony cancelled

Lt.-Cmdr. Michael Irwin wasn’t going to let a bit of snow strip him of his duties

Number of adults living with parents has doubled since 1995

9 per cent of the adult population living with one or more parent

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Man in Vancouver Island hotel shooting pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Brandon Tyler Woody, from Victoria, to be sentenced in late March in B.C. Supreme Court

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Most Read