Salt Spring woman found dead

  • Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 a.m.

A Salt Spring Island woman is dead and a young man is in custody.

Police were called to a home on Maliview Drive yesterday for an undisclosed incident and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) now confirms a woman was found dead inside that home.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, but few other specifics have been released except that the incident was reported shortly before noon on Dec. 6 and the victim was known to the suspect.

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Authorities have said foul play is suspected and the VIIMCU is working alongside Saltspring RCMP, the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section and the BC Coroners Service.

Residents in the close-knit community have identified the deceased as Saltspring resident Heather Jones. She owned the Amber Cab Company and also worked at Penny’s Pantry, according to her Facebook profile.

More to come…

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