Victim found unresponsive on a Penticton school field identified, death declared a Homicide

Penticton, BC – (2021-09-13 08:24 PDT) RCMP in Penticton are releasing a photo and the identity of the man who died after being found unresponsive on a school field in early September.

Just before 6 a.m. on Sunday September 5, frontline officers from the Penticton RCMP were called to assist BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) with a report of an unresponsive person down, at a field located in the 100-block of Eckhart Avenue.

The man suffering from critical injuries and was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation to date has been determined that his death is a homicide and the victim has been identified as 22-year-old Taig Savage of Penticton.

The investigation to date has been determined that his death is a homicide and the victim has been identified as 22-year-old Taig Savage of Penticton.
The investigation to date has been determined that his death is a homicide and the victim has been identified as 22-year-old Taig Savage of Penticton.

BACKGROUND

File # 2021-15333 

2021-09-05 11:25 PDT

The Penticton RCMP is investigating after a young man’s body was discovered at on a Penticton school field earlier this morning.

Just before 6 a.m. on Sunday September 5, frontline officers from the Penticton RCMP were called to assist BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) with a report of an unresponsive person down, at a field located in the 100-block of Eckhardrt Avenue.

When officers arrived they located BCEHS attending to young man suffering from critical injuries. He was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The area has been cordoned off and the Penticton RCMP General Investigation Section, who is leading the investigation is currently at the scene with front line and officers from the Forensic Identification Section. The officers are expected to remain in the area throughout the day today.

“Our priority now is to identify this young man and speak with his family,” states Superintendent Brian Hunter, Officer in Charge of the Penticton RCMP. “We are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in identifying this young man to contact us. As well, we are asking those with information not to share such on social media, but rather in person to a police officer, so that we may gather untainted, first hand information which may assist in advancing this investigation.”

File # 2021-15333

Penticton RCMP



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