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Salmon Arm Observer staffer dies after “suspicious” incident

February 24, 2011

Salmon Arm Observer office manager Louise Phillips died Friday “under suspicious circumstances” according to the Observer.

Mounties said they were called to the home last Friday night and found Phillips dead and her husband injured.

“We are progressing with the determination as to whether the death is of a criminal nature or not…” says Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, RCMP spokesperson, noting investigators are hoping a forensic autopsy, which took place Tuesday morning at Royal Inland Hospital, will provide more evidence.

Members of the Southeast District Major Crimes Unit interviewed Observer staff members this week, focusing on domestic relations between Louise and her husband Jim Phillips, which were known to have been strained. The couple had been separated for periods of time since the fall of 2009.


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