RCMP investigate Clinton murder

RCMP are investigating the murder of James Painter, 61, in Clinton on Sept. 10.

  • Sep. 17, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Police have confirmed the identity of the deceased as James Painter, 61, of Clinton.

An autopsy was conducted on Sept. 12 and police can confirm this was a homicide. As a result of the investigation to date, we do not believe this was a random incident. The cause of death is not being released at this time.

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit, along with the Clinton RCMP detachment, are leading this investigation. Anyone with information about the movements of James Painter on Sept. 10 up until ambulance and police arrived at his mobile home residence at approximately midnight Sept. 10 can contact the Clinton RCMP detachment, attention Cpl Brandon Buliziuk at 250-459-2221 or Crimestoppers.

RCMP officers responded to a 911 call to a residence in the Trailer Park at the north end of Clinton at 10:51 pm on Sept. 10, where Emergency Health Services were attempting to assist an unresponsive male. Their attempts were unsuccessful.