RCMP investigate the homicide of a man on the grounds of Penticton Secondary School

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Penticton RCMP were called to assist BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) on the report of an unresponsive person, at a field located in the 100-block of Eckhardrt Avenue on September 5th at approximately 6:00am.

A man was found with serious injures at the scene. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Const James Grandy said “the identity of the deceased hasn’t yet been confirmed. However, based on the investigation at this initial stage, and in consultation with the BC Coroners Service, we are confident in releasing to the public that the deceased was not a youth, and not a school district student”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300.

Update September 13th
The victim has been identified as Taig Savage, 22, of Penticton. “We are releasing Taig’s identity and photos in hopes that it will assist in our investigation,” states Superintendent Brian Hunter, Officer in Charge of the Penticton RCMP. “Our Investigators are seeking the assistance of the public and ask that if anyone has information or witnessed this incident to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300.