The police dog unit searches the perimeter of the Sundance Suites after a body was located July 19. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Suspicious death ruled homicide

Male found dead in Sundance Suites apartment

The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are confirming that the death of a Vernon man two weeks ago was a homicide.

“The investigation into the July 19 death of a 50-year-old Vernon man is continuing,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

RCMP investigators have established that William Frederick Bartz’s death is a homicide.

“No arrests have been made in connection to Mr. Bartz’ death. Police do not believe that the matter poses any threat to the general public.”

The body was found in the Sundance Suites.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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