The Prince George RCMP have confirmed a male body was located in a wooded area off the Massey exit to Highway 97, just across from Pine Centre Mall.
Police say around 10:50 a.m. Sunday, the body was found in the bushes after receiving reports of a male being assaulted near that location. The Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Section have been called in to assist and will continue to look into the incident with the Coroner’s Service. The male body has yet to be identified and no further details are currently available until further investigation.
If you are driving past, police ask motorists to use caution on both the Massey on ramp to Highway 97 and on Highway 97 Northbound from that ramp. At this time, police say no direct link to the Highway exists and there are no concerns about the ongoing safety of the public.
If you have any information about the incident or know who may be responsible, you’re asked to call the Prince George RCMP at (250) 561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.