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Vernon Care Home Death Probe Underway, 95-Year-Old In Custody

08/19/2013 01:59 EDT | Updated 10/19/2013 05:12 EDT
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VERNON, B.C. - A 95-year-old man is in custody as homicide investigators attempt to figure out what killed an 85-year-old man at a care facility in B.C.'s Interior.

The RCMP's Gord Molendyk says police received a report of an assault at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Residential Care Facility at about 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Molendyk says an 85-year-old man died of his injuries.

The victim's 95-year-old roommate was taken into custody as police investigate what happened.

The RCMP say they are working with the Interior Health Authority.

(CHNL)