RCMP investigate suspicious death

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Mackenzie: The Mackenzie RCMP and the North District Major Crime Unit are currently in Mackenzie investigating what appears to be a suspicious death. As a result of the on-going investigation, a 17 year old youth was taken into custody and has been remanded under the Mental Health Act for assessment.

Police launched the current investigation on August 16 after a deceased individual was discovered at a property on the east side of Mackenzie. Investigators along with Forensic Identification specialists were on site and have completed their first response to the scene.

The BC Coroner Service has been called and an autopsy will be conducted in order to determine the exact cause of death.

Investigators are at the preliminary stages of this investigation but do not believe this is a random incident and are working to confirm what happened. No charges have been laid in connection with this matter.