Foul play ruled out in Penticton woman’s death

The body of Grace Marie Capot-Blanc was found on the shore of Saw Mill Lake in Oliver in June.

Foul play has been ruled out in the death of Grace Marie Capot-Blanc whose body was found on the shore of Saw Mill Lake in Oliver in June.

The B.C. Coroners Service said it was shortly after 2 a.m. on June 7 that campers heard the sound of someone in trouble in the water.

“They called emergency services, and RCMP discovered Ms. Capot-Blanc in the water about 10 metres from the southwest shore of the lake,” said Barb McLintock, Coroner, Strategic programs. “The RCMP were able to bring Ms. Capot-Blanc to shore, however, she was deceased at the scene.”

Capot-Blanc was camping at the recreational site at Burnell-Sawmill Lake about 10 kilometres northwest of Oliver. At the time of the discovery of her body RCMP said a person of interest was taken into custody but later released.

The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate the death.