Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Terrace RCMP launch homicide investigation after discovery of male last week

The case of a deceased man found in the woods near the Terrace Curling Club last week has now been deemed a homicide.

In an information statement released this morning, the Terrace RCMP outlined the background to the case file:

Around 11 a.m., Friday May 15, a Terrace RCMP officer was conducting foot patrols when he came across a body in the wooded area between the curling rink and railway tracks. 

The scene was secured while members of the General Investigation, Forensic Identification, Crime Reduction, and North District Major Crimes units, as well as the BC Coroners Service attended to investigate.

As part of their investigation they have also released the name and a photo of the victim, James Nathan Roberts, the 38 year old resident of Terrace was last seen alive at 4 PM on Thursday, May 14.

Terrace RCMP are asking for the assistance of the public
in the homicide case of James Nathan Roberts

The Terrace RCMP has asked for anyone that may have any information related to the incident to come forward.

We are asking anyone who had any dealings with Mr. Roberts between the hours of 4 p.m. May 14 and 11 a.m. May 15; saw or heard anything in the area where his body was located; or know anything that may be helpful to the investigation, to call Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 and reference file 20-4558.

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