UPDATE 19 May 2020: Homicide has been ruled. Public’s help requested in sudden death investigation

*** UPDATE 19 May 2020:

A deceased man found in the woods Friday morning was the victim of homicide, according to police.

Around 11 a.m., Friday May 15, a Terrace RCMP officer was conducting foot patrols when he came across a body in the wooded area between the curling rink and railway tracks. The scene was secured while members of the General Investigation, Forensic Identification, Crime Reduction, and North District Major Crimes units, as well as the BC Coroners Service attended to investigate.

In order to further the police investigation, the name and photo of the victim is being released. James Nathan ROBERTS, age 38 of Terrace BC, was last seen alive around 4 p.m. Thursday May 14.

“We are asking anyone who had any dealings with Mr. ROBERTS between the hours of 4 p.m. May 14 and 11 a.m. May 15; saw or heard anything in the area where his body was located; or know anything that may be helpful to the investigation, to call Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 and reference File # 2020-4558” said Terrace RCMP Staff Sergeant, Michael ROBINSON.

No further information will be released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

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File # 2020-4558

Terrace RCMP are asking the public for its support and assistance after a deceased person was discovered in a wooded area Friday morning.Around 11 a.m., Friday May 15, Terrace RCMP discovered a sudden death in the wooded area between the curling rink and railway tracks.

Police are requesting anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area to please contact Terrace RCMP. Anyone who has surveillance of the area or information about what transpired is also asked to call 250-638-7400 and reference File # 2020-4558.

The public is asked to please refrain from going near the area while police investigate this occurrence.No further information will be released at this time.