RCMP investigating after woman was found dead on Quadra Island, say it was ‘targeted,’ but ‘isolated’

A sign that says RCMP on it in front of an RCMP station.
Police have released information on the incident in a news release this past Wednesday, two weeks after the initial findings. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
Louis Belcourt - CKTZ - Cortes IslandBC | 02-02-2023
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An investigation has begun on Quadra Island after a 39-year-old woman was found dead inside her home.

RCMP were conducting a wellness check on Jan. 16 when they found her inside her home, according to press release Feb. 1.

Police have confirmed that the death is criminal based on evidence forensic investigators have collected and believe it was a targeted killing.

No details about the woman's identity or manner of death have been released by the investigation unit.

"Investigators believe this incident was targeted," Cpl Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the B.C. RCMP, said in the release.

"The incident was isolated and investigators do not believe there are any further risks to the public. The investigation is ongoing," he added.

Bérubé declined an interview with CKTZ News for "investigative purposes."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) information line at 250-380-6211.

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