Death of Fernie man determined to be non-suspicious

The B.C. Coroner Service has concluded Wellman’s death to be non-suspicious.

  • Dec. 13, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Jeremy Roy Scott Wellman

By Ezra Black

The Elk Valley RCMP has ruled out foul play in the death of 32-year old Jeremy Wellman.

In a Dec. 13 release, the RCMP stated that the B.C. Coroner Service has concluded Wellman’s death to be non-suspicious.

Police are continuing to investigate Wellman’s sudden passing. He was last seen at around 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 when he went to get gas. He was reported missing the next day.

On Dec. 5 shortly before 5:30 p.m., police attended a home located in the 1100 block of 2nd Avenue in Fernie where they found Wellman’s body. At the time they determined his death to be suspicious.

The Elk Valley RCMP continues to assist the B.C. Coroners Service with the investigation of the circumstances surrounding Wellman’s death.

Police are continuing their investigation and asking anyone who has any information about Wellman’s activities prior to Dec. 5 to contact them at (250) 425-6233 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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