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American woman found dead in her vehicle at Penticton Walmart

Police say the death is not suspicious

RCMP have confirmed that an American woman was found dead in her vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on B.C. Day, Aug. 7.

At noon, Penticton RCMP were called to the Walmart lot for a report of a 56-year-old woman deceased in her vehicle.

Police taped off the area and BC Coroner Service also attended.

The woman had been travelling with family from the US, said Cpl. James Grandy.

An investigation was undertaken, which included statements from her family who were also present. The death is not deemed suspicious and no further information will be released.

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Monique Tamminga

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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