Tragedy in Cottonwood Park

Terry Roberts, 37 was found dead in the washrooms late this morning.

  • Sep. 20, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Terry Roberts, 37 years old, has died in Cottonwood Park and was found late this morning by RCMP.

The RCMP were called to Cottonwood Park in the late morning.

Upon obtaining access to the washrooms from public works, RCMP discovered Roberts deceased at the scene

His body was reportedly there overnight, according to RCMP, and the suspected cause of death is asphyxiation.

Roberts’ sister Donna Roberts said her brother committed suicide and leaves behind three daughters who are in the care of the Ministry of Children and Families, and his wife, Beatrice Ann Roberts.

Donna Roberts said her brother had signed himself out a few days ago from Vanderhoof Hospital, and she had called RCMP to look for him because she was concerned about his welfare. She said Roberts suffered from epileptic seizures and required medication several times a day for his condition.

She said Roberts was a resident of Fort St. James and a member of the Tl’azt’en Nation.

 

 

 

 

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