South Okanagan sex offender dies in Agassiz jail

A South Okanagan man died while serving his sentence at Mountain Institution in Agassiz, B.C.

A South Okanagan man died while serving his sentence at Mountain Institution in Agassiz, B.C.

Kenneth Blair Schmutz, 51, died at a Surrey hospital on April 19 according to Correctional Service Canada.

Schmutz was serving a sentence of seven years and six months after his conviction on April 15, 2013 for sexual interference and other offences.

The family has been notified of his death. Correctional Services Canada did not disclose the cause of death in the press release, however they note “the police and the coroner have been notified, and the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.”

 

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