Calgary man victim in suspected double murder-suicide in B.C.

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B.C. Mounties say a Calgary man was one of two people fatally stabbed in what they believe is a double murder-suicide in that province’s southern interior.

Just after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, first responders were called to a pullout on Hwy. 3 near the Summit Creek Bridge about 10 km west of Creston, B.C.

There, they found a 40-year-old Calgary man in critical condition with stabbing injuries who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A West Kootenay woman, 25, had also suffered stab wounds and was taken to hospital where she died.

“The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle registered to one of the victims,” said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“We believe the victims and suspect were known to one another.”

RCMP who were seeking a male suspect located the victim’s stolen vehicle in the area of Salmo, about 80 km northwest of Creston.

Then, at about 10:40 mountain time Thursday, the body of a man was discovered in an outdoor location by an electric shed at a motel at Salmo, said O’Donaghey.

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