B.C. schoolgirls find man's body during recess
The Canadian Press
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:39 AM PT
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2012 7:35 AM PT
A group of seven-year-old girls in Port Coquitlam, B.C., made a grisly discovery Monday when they stumbled upon a dead body near a creek behind their elementary school.
A parent of a student at Irvine Elementary, in the Oxford Heights area, said the girls were playing near a fence adjoining the school ground during recess when they found the body of a man.Irvine Elementary, PoCo, B.C.
The parent, who didn't want to be named, says students were allowed to finish their school day, despite the police investigation that began right next to the school.
A letter released to parents says the body had likely been there since the weekend.
Police have not released the name or any information about the man, who was in his late 30s, but said that foul play is not suspected at this time.
Coquitlam RCMP spokesman Cpl. Jamie Chung said its major crime section and forensic identification service are investigating, and support is being provided to the students.
We also have victim services workers going to a nearby school earlier to provide counselling for those who are affected by this occurrence," Chung said in a written statement.
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