RCMP tight-lipped on investigation at Campbell River home
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:03PM PDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:08PM PDT
Mounties aren’t saying much about a large police presence at a home in Campbell River on Thursday.
The Emergency Response Team and a K9 unit were outside a home on Petersen and Shetland Roads. A drone also surveyed the property from above.
“Seen a couple of guys get out and kind of hop the fence there and I was just kind of looking around, I kind of pointed out and got everyone looking over there,” Brock Sutton said.
Sutton was working on a construction site when police started spilling into the property across the street.
“I seen two green suits with rifles and then the rest were just black,” he added. “I didn’t see anyone get hauled out this way, I imagine it was probably on the back road or something like that.”
Numerous RCMP officers and forensic team members spent the day searching inside and outside the property, which raised concerns for neighbours.
“Everybody’s been on social media saying ‘oh they could have found something,’ they’re saying rumours about a dead body, but they’re not commenting so very vague at this point,” said Samantha Wind.
Wind lives across the street from the crime scene.
She says the people who lived in the house were always quiet and helpful and is worried about what happened.
“They had said there was no public safety risk involved so that kind of makes me more at ease, but it is a little frustrating at this point,” Wind added.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
With a report from CTV Vancouver Island’s Gord Kurbis