July 16th, 2018

UPDATED: Police investigating sudden death in Flats

By Medicine Hat News on October 11, 2017.

Medicine Hat police are on scene at a sudden death at Mill Street and Smelter Avenue this morning. --NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT

Police are investigating after a body was found near the corner of Smelter Avenue and Mill Street at about 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Major Crimes Section investigators on the scene told the News they were still surveying the area at about 9:30 a.m., but would only confirm they are looking into a report of a sudden death.

More information may be released this afternoon.

Residents in the area told reporters that they believe the victim was a neighbour and that the body was found when another resident took a dog for an early morning walk.

Several police vehicles blocked from view the laneway near the intersection in the South Flats near a field area towards the Seven Persons Creek.

The owner of a construction shop across the intersection said that he was surprised to find police investigating this morning.

“It’s a pretty good neighbourhood with everybody kind of looking in on each other,” said Darrell Hamell, the owner of Certiroofs, Inc. “It’s kind of a shock.”

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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