(Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: Death of young girl who fell from Burnaby high-rise a ‘tragic accident’

Mounties are continuing to investigate why the child fell

The death of an eight-year-old girl who fell from a Burnaby high-rise on Saturday was a “tragic accident,” according to Burnaby RCMP.

Mounties say that they continuing to investigate how a young child fell to her death from a Burnaby apartment building in the 3700-block of Bartlett Court on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Investigators have now determined that the girl, whose name is not being released, died of injuries resulting from the fall.

Sgt. Dale Carr confirmed that the child was an eight-year-old girl but noted that authorities are still in the early stages of the investigation.

“The investigators are still working through a number of steps and will not be in a position to make a determination for a few days,” Carr said.

“There are a number of people that still need to be spoken with.”


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

North Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 6

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

Surrey tops list of most delayed, congested TransLink bus routes

TransLink says delays are costing $75 million a year

No injuries reported after ‘t-bone’ collision in South Surrey

Collision occurred at 184 Street and 40 Avenue intersection at approximately 4:30 p.m.

White Rock honeybee deaths prompt inspection by KPU prof

Researcher Cameron Lait unable to provide diagnosis due to lack of evidence – but has a theory

$50,000 reward for ‘extremely violent’ South Surrey murder suspect renewed

Offer for information on Brandon Teixeira to remain in effect through April, 2020

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s mural defaced in Edmonton

The eyes on the portrait were blacked out

LETTER: Middle class better off with Trudeau’s child benefit boost

It’s a transfer, not a tax cut, but it helps families get ahead

VIDEO: Depth and scoring lacking for Vancouver Giants this season: Coach

G-Men defeated on home ice Sunday by Victoria – next up Everett on Friday

Report suggests new BC Ferries terminal near YVR

Metro Vancouver currently has two ferry terminals at northern and southern reaches

B.C. scouting group’s tent destroyed by black bear on Thanksgiving

The Richmond-based Sea Dragon Sea Scouts were camping at Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Most Read