Police say they are working “around the clock” on the case of two Kamloops brothers found dead this week near Naramata.
A forensic autopsy is scheduled for today (Friday, May 14, 2021).
While RCMP have not released their names, a Facebook post by their family says they are Carlo and Erick Fryer, both in their early 30s. Their bodies were discovered Monday by hikers near the Naramata Creek forest road.
A truck was found near the scene, and police searched unsuccessfully for two people spotted on foot. One source said an arson attempt had been made on the vehicle.
Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said RCMP are working around the clock on the investigation. He said early findings indicate the deaths were “an isolated incident.”
“While officers wait for the results of the forensic autopsy we are asking that anyone who may have seen something unusual or odd to contact us.
“Our investigators will be able to determine if it is important to the file,” said O’Donaghey, adding that this includes information about the two individuals that were seen in the area.
“At this point there is no evidence that links the two people observed in the area to the deceased people. Officers would still like to identify who they were to eliminate them from the ongoing investigation. If anyone knows who they may be they can contact the Penticton RCMP.”
A GoFundMe page has been created for Carlo Fryer’s family.
“If you knew Carlo, he was all about his little girl,” the page says, and notes Carlo was active in slo-pitch. “Carlo was always one to cheer people up when their game was off, give tips and pointers and just plain have fun while playing ball.”