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RCMP confirm identity of man found dead in Creston residence in May

Robert Unger, 72, was reported missing to Creston RCMP on April 27, 2023
RCMP confirmed the identity of a man found dead inside a Creston residence in May. (Black Press file photo)

Police, who identified a man discovered dead inside a home in Creston at the end of May, have confirmed the circumstances are considered suspicious.

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED-MCU) reports that Robert Unger, 72, was found dead inside a residence on Elm Street in Creston on May 25, 2023. At the time of the discovery, a female was taken into custody, but has since been released without charges as the investigation continues.

The victim’s identity was confirmed after an autopsy, and his death is considered suspicious and a result of foul play, say police. A cause of death is not being released in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Unger was first reported missing to Creston RCMP on April 27, 2023.

READ: Creston RCMP looking for missing person

“Police are revealing Robert Unger’s name to further the investigation, said Staff Sergeant Jason Smart, NCO i/c Southeast District Major Crime Unit, BC RCMP Major Crime Section. “As a result of the time that has passed, between Mr. Unger being reported missing and the discovery of his remains, investigators are asking anyone who had contact with Mr. Unger or who has information that may help in determining Mr. Unger’s activities to please contact police as soon as possible.”

Since the discovery, numerous police officers have been working the case to collect evidence, including members of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit, along with Forensic Identification Service members, and support from Nelson, Cranbrook and Creston detachments.

The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a concurrent investigation.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to call the SED-MCU information line at 1-877-987-8477.

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Trevor Crawley

About the Author: Trevor Crawley

Trevor Crawley has been a reporter with the Cranbrook Townsman and Black Press in various roles since 2011.
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