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UPDATE: Bodies of woman, teenage boy discovered in Prince Rupert home

RCMP cruisers sit outside a home on the corner of Ebert Street and 5th Ave. East as an investigation into two suspicious deaths continue. - Shaun Thomas photo
RCMP cruisers sit outside a home on the corner of Ebert Street and 5th Ave. East as an investigation into two suspicious deaths continue.
— image credit: Shaun Thomas photo

Update:

While Prince Rupert RCMP remain quiet on details surrounding the two bodies discovered on Ebert Street in Prince Rupert earlier today, further information is beginning to come from those who knew the woman.

While RCMP continue to keep cruisers in front of the home on the corner of 6th Ave. East and Ebert Street, which is surrounded on all sides by crime scene tape, one of the woman's coworkers in the International Longshore Worker's Union told the Northern View that the bodies were those of a single mother and her 15 year old son.

Prince Rupert School District Superintendent Sandra Jones also confirmed that staff at the teen's school were told to prepare to assist his classmates in any way necessary.

"We have put into effect a critical incident response plan. Our staff and district counselling staff were called in to deal with the situation as it unfolds at the school," she said.

Const. Matt Ericson said he expects to provide more information on Monday, but said the name of the youth is unlikely to be released due to privacy concerns. Anyone that may have information is asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Original:

A woman and a teenage boy were found deceased inside a home on Prince Rupert's east side.

RCMP were called to a residence in the 500 block of Ebert Street at approximately 5:20 p.m. and, upon arrival, located the two bodies. Const. Matt Ericson confirms the deaths are being treated as suspicious.

"At this stage of the investigation it is far too early to speculate as to the circumstances that lead to the deaths of these two people, however members of the Prince Rupert General Investigation Section and North District Major Crime Unit are actively investigating," he said, noting details on the two individuals or the circumstances in which they were located are not being released due to the early stages of the investigation.

"We are, however, confident in stating that this is an isolated incident and there is no risk to the members of the community. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic event."

RCMP say they will provide additional details to the community on this investigation, but are unlikely to do so until Monday. Anyone that may have information to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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