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Woman found frozen to death at Apex Resort

An employee at Apex Mountain Resort was found dead on Monday morning on a path behind a residence on the hill.

Penticton RCMP said they were advised the frozen body of a woman had been located behind a residence across from the Stray Horse Inn on Apex Mountain Road at 7:45 a.m. on a well-travelled path.

“Investigation indicates that no foul play is suspected at this time,” said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur. “It is my understanding there was a gathering of some workers earlier in the evening. An autopsy report should be conducted by (Wednesday).”

The 31-year-old woman has been identified as Benoite Camille Marye, who was originally from France. Dellebuur said the woman was dressed for the weather, but her jacket was found near her body.

“It is not unusual for people who get hypothermia to take off their clothes because they think they are hot,” said Dellebuur.

Apex Mountain Resort general manager James Shalman confirmed the woman was an employee working at the resort for the last year, but did not want to release other details about the woman.

RCMP said the incident is still under investigation by the coroner.

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