Nanaimo RCMP Detachment
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Foul play has been ruled out following an investigation and subsequent autopsy into the death of a woman whose body was found in Nanaimo.

Deanna Williams was found deceased on the morning of June 2nd, in a tent in a marshy, wooded area by the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

In the course of an investigation by the Nanaimo RCMP, information was brought to their attention that Williams had sought medical treatment for an assault that occurred just three days earlier.

The investigation was handed over to the Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit – these investigators conducted interviews and a forensic examination of the scene where Williams was discovered.

The RCMP also canvassed the area, seized video surveillance, and obtained medical records and statements from staff who treated Williams.

A forensic autopsy was also completed on Monday in Victoria. Findings from this autopsy have determined that Williams had no physical injuries that contributed to her death.

Based on these findings, the RCMP have ruled out foul play, and have notified her family.

The BC Coroners Service is continuing its own independent investigation.

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