The Edmonton Police Service has released the name of the man found dead in Sicamous after his vehicle was sought in connection with a suspicious death in Edmonton.
Luis Antonio Candela-Gonzalez, 39, was found dead in a wooded area near Sicamous on the evening of July 11. A white 2019 Toyota Tacoma believed to be linked to the death of an Edmonton woman early that morning was a short distance from where his body was found. Candela-Gonzalez’s body was found after a Sicamous RCMP officer spotted the truck, identical to the one sought by the Edmonton police, parked along the Trans-Canada Highway in Malakwa.
Following an autopsy, Edmonton police identified the dead woman as 39-year-old Teresa Dejesus Esquivel-Robles. It was determined she died as a result of stab wounds and police say her death was a homicide. Police say they are not seeking any additional suspects in Esquivel-Robles’ death and no charges are expected to be laid.
The B.C. Coroner’s Service is continuing its investigation into Candela-Gonzalez’s death but the Sicamous RCMP do not believe any criminality was involved.
– with files from Lachlan Labere