The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called late Friday to the Pemberton Music Festival to investigate what it described in a tweet as a suspicious death.
#IHIT team deployed to Pemberton for a suspicious death. S/Sgt. Pound will not be attending scene but may have update for tomorrrow— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) July 19, 2014
Festival organizers issued an emailed statement Friday night, confirming that an incident had occurred in one of the festival campgrounds and that RCMP were on site, investigating.
"HUKA Entertainment is working with Pemberton Fire Rescue to care for campers who need to be relocated during the police investigation," said festival publicist Teresa Trovato.
Police tape has also gone up around some washrooms.
Security personnel just told us that bathrooms may be cordoned off as police site all weekend. #pemberton— Reut Amit (@reutamit) July 19, 2014