Suspicion overturned in sudden death

Foul play ruled out in discovery of body in Vernon apartment Sunday

Foul play has been ruled out in a sudden death in Vernon.

A body was discovered shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday in an apartment unit in the 2900 block of 41st Avenue after an individual had not been seen by a neighbour for a few days.

RCMP officers, along with B.C. Ambulance and the Vernon Fire Department, attended and had to forcefully gain entry to the locked apartment.

“An examination of the scene indicates the man had been deceased for an indeterminable period of time prior to being discovered,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP detachment spokesperson.

Following an autopsy Tuesday, foul play was ruled out in the death.

“It was more natural cause, there was definitely nothing suspicious in relation to his death.”

The investigation has been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service.

No name has been released.