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On Wednesday, December 6th, 47-year-old Heather Jones was found dead in a house on Maliview Drive on Salt Spring Island.

A 22-year-old man was taken into custody earlier today by the police, and foul play was suspected.

Identity of victim and suspect confirmed

Sources close to the family tell Victoria Buzz the man arrested is Jones’ son, Martin Vandenberg.

He has since been released from police custody and apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

Investigations under way

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, Salt Spring RCMP,  RCMP Forensic Identification Section, and the B.C. Coroners Service are still conducting an active investigation.

An autopsy has been scheduled for December 11th.

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