POLICE – Investigation continues into death of man found in back alley

David Boltwood.

Kamloops RCMP are continuing the investigation into the death of a man whose body was found wrapped in a rug in the alley behind Carson Crescent last week.

He has been identified as David Melvin Boltwood, 66, of no fixed address. Police found his body after receiving a report of suspicious circumstances.

Boltwood was frequently seen in various locations on the North Shore and was often in a wheelchair. His last contact with Kamloops RCMP was on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 4.

RCMP say evidence indicates that Boltwood’s body was left wrapped in a rug near the dumpsters in the alley behind 170 Carson Crescent on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. It was discovered on Nov. 29.

“Our investigation is advancing in that Mr. Boltwood has been identified, however, we still need the public’s assistance,” said S/Sgt. Simon Pillay.

“We do not know where Mr. Boltwood has been staying and investigators are interested in confirming a time line of his whereabouts. If you know where David Boltwood was staying between Nov. 4 and Nov. 29, please contact the RCMP,” he said.

“It is too early to confirm if Mr. Boltwood died as a result of a criminal act. However, it is clearly a crime to dispose of human remains in this manner. To those involved in moving David Boltwood to this location, I urge you to come forward to investigators.”

If you know anything about the circumstances of this death or saw any suspicious activity in this area, contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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