Vernon RCMP investigating a homicide

Victim of an incident near a local hotel has died of his injuries

Vernon RCMP are now conducting a homicide investigation.

On Sept. 6 at about 8:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a man down in the parking lot of the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

Paul Jakubczyk, 53, was found unconscious and taken to the Vernon Hospital where his condition continued to deteriorate. On Monday night, he died as a result of the serious injuries.

“The police are continuing to investigate this serious assault that has now turned into a homicide investigation,” said Gord Molendyk, detachment spokesperson.

“We are asking anyone with any information about this assault to contact the Vernon RCMP or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.”