A group of Langley elementary school students visiting Campbell Valley Park discovered a body in a pond. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

UPDATED: Police identify deceased found in Langley park

Victim Services working with family during this ‘very sad time,’ say RCMP

Langley RCMP have identified the woman who was found deceased in a pond in Campbell Valley Park on Monday.

According to Cpl. Holly Largy, the family has been notified and police are confident the death was not the result of foul play. They will not publicly identify the woman.

“Langley RCMP Client Support and Victim Services are working with the family during this very sad time,” said Largy.

Langley RCMP were called to the pond in Campbell Valley Park after the body was discovery round 3 p.m. Monday by a group, including, school children on an outing with their teachers, according to a parent who told the Times “the kids are very traumatized.”

Langley school district communications manager Ken Hoff told the Times a group of about 10 elementary school students were on a nature walk with teachers when the body was spotted.

“We’re not sure how much they (the children) witnessed or didn’t witness,” Hoff said. The children were quickly removed from the scene and counselling was being made available, Hoff said.

The deceased is a woman believed to be in her 60s.

Langley RCMP issued an appeal for public help to identify the woman.

“The E Division Dive Team was called to recover the body from the water and investigators from General Duty and Serious Crime are working with the Coroner to further the investigation,” the police statement said.

Langley RCMP are grateful for the public response that helped identify the woman.

Just Posted

UPDATE: ‘Fairy Godmother’ needs help to make prom night special for Langley grads

Charity collects donated dresses, suits, and accessories for grads who can’t afford them

UPDATE: Fire at Port Coquitlam rail yard under control

Evacuation order lifted, residents told to remain inside

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

B.C. man accused of impersonating an officer eludes capture

Arrest warrant still stands for Bryce Scott Telford

Bird count scheduled for Langley area

Volunteers collect data that is shared with the Metro Vancouver regional authority

Mom delivers plastic mats to Langley’s homeless

Jenifer Kosman fashions sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Snowfall warnings for mountain passes

Lots of snow expected to fall today.

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Protect your home and save: New sensor stops flooding in its tracks

BC-made system offers solution to damaging leaks from water tanks, dishwashers and more

Most Read