Lauren Collins photo Oceanside RCMP is investigating a woman’s death in Coombs Sunday. The RCMP was called to the 2400-block of the Alberni Highway. Witnesses told The NEWS there was a police presence Monday near the now-closed Frontiersman Bar and Grill, which is located at 2484 Alberni Hwy.

UPDATE: Coroners Service investigating death of local woman in Coombs

Police called with report of body found off Alberni Highway June 25

The discovery of a woman’s body in Coombs June 25 did not involve foul play, but the B.C. Coroners Service is still investigating the cause of death.

Oceanside RCMP announced in a written news release on June 28 that it had ruled out suspicious causes in the death of the 55-year-old woman. This week, Barb McClintock of the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed the woman is from the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area, and that the circumstances surrounding her death are still under investigation.

The announcements followed an investigation by the Oceanside RCMP and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, as well as the B.C. Coroner’s Service.

On June 25, at about 10 p.m., the Oceanside RCMP responded to a report of a “man down” near the 2400-block of the Alberni Highway, according to an RCMP news release issued Tuesday afternoon (June 27).

On arrival, emergency responders located a 55-year-old deceased woman.

Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit joined Oceanside RCMP in the investigation into the woman’s death and worked with the B.C. Coroners’ Service to determine her next of kin.

Witnesses told The NEWS there was a police presence Monday near the former Frontiersman Bar and Grill, which is located at 2484 Alberni Hwy.

Police said at the time there was no reason to believe the public was at risk.

NEWS Staff/RCMP release

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