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UPDATED: Suspected murder in Montrose

Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said this afternoon that an apparent homicide in Montrose is not cause for concern for the safety of other residents.

"The male and female were known to each other, they both lived at the residence,” Wicentowich reported. “And the public was not at risk at any time in regards to this incident."

He said more details will follow as the investigation continues.

“The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and Southeast District Major Crimes Unit continue to be fully engaged in this sensitive investigation and appreciate the patience and understanding from the public as they wait for more information.

"The Trail and Greater District Detachment Victim Services is available to assist anyone who has been affected by this sudden and traumatic event in the Montrose community.

"Victim Services can be reached through the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP at 250-364-2566 or directly at 250-368-2184."

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One man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in Montrose early this morning (Thursday), according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich..

"Trail and Greater District RCMP were called to a residence in Montrose at approximately 1 a.m. on ... May 2," he said. "Upon attendance, officers discovered an adult female deceased.

“The death appeared to be suspicious and an adult male was arrested at the scene. South East District Major Crime has been called to assist and now has conduct of the investigation.

"The investigation is ongoing and police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.

"Police are asking anyone with information to please call Trail RCMP at (250) 364-2566, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477."