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Body found on trail
An autopsy will likely be performed to determine the death of a man whose body was found on a hillside above Fulton Secondary Thursday.
Vernon RCMP were alerted after the body was found shortly after 9:30 a.m. off of Nka-kul-kem Trail, a popular walking trail in the 5600 block of Okanagan Avenue.
“There is no early indication as to what caused the man’s death, and an autopsy would likely be needed for a full determination as to what led to his death,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk, who estimated the man to be between the ages of 25 and 45.
Police officers and the coroner were on the scene investigating Thursday afternoon.
“The investigation, as you can appreciate, is still very much in the preliminary stages,” said Molendyk. “There is no outward sign as to why this individual should have passed away.”
The trail, which is used by walkers and runners, and those who like walking their dogs along the path, was closed for several hours while police and the coroner investigated.