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Elderly man charged with killing wife found dead at home in Campbell River, B.C.

11/03/2014 08:07 EST | Updated 01/03/2015 05:59 EST
CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. - An elderly man charged with killing his wife earlier this year has been found dead in his Campbell River, B.C., home.

The BC Coroners Service confirmed the identity of 85-year-old Konstanty Butkiewicz on Monday.

He was found by a friend on Oct. 30, but investigators believe he may have died up to two days before his body was discovered.

Butkiewicz was facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, 71-year-old Caroline Surrett who died in February.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate the death, but they say foul play has been ruled out.