By Cindy Filipenko
A 32-year-old Alberta woman was discovered dead in her vehicle in Lillooet Lake approximately 25 km from Pemberton. Skid marks on the forestry service road alerted a logging truck driver to call the local RCMP at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Friday, April 20.
Cpl. Paul Vadik of the Pemberton detachment attended the scene. Area search and rescue and the RCMP Lower Mainland dive team were called in to assist. As well, traffic analysts were brought in to investigate the cause of the accident.
Whistler-Pemberton RCMP spokesperson Cst. Anne-Marie Gallup could not comment on factors surrounding the accident as the incident is currently under investigation.
However, she did say that witnesses reported seeing the woman and her brother earlier at St. Agnes Wells Hot Springs and had reported that the duo were arguing. The deceased woman’s brother was not in the car and has since been accounted for. RCMP are requesting that any other visitors to the hot springs get in touch with either Pemberton RCMP at 604-894-6634 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
“We need people to come forward and say what they saw, what they noted to help us build up what happened before the accident,” said Cst. Gallup.
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