12/07/2012 07:52 EST | Updated 02/06/2013 05:12 EST

Summer Fowler Dead: Kamloops Teen Identified As Homicide Victim


Mounties in Kamloops, B.C., say a 16-year-old girl whose body was found along an undeveloped residential area was murdered.

Police say the victim was identified as Summer Star Elizabeth Krista-Lee Fowler, a First Nations female from the Gitanmaax First Nation Band in Hazelton, B.C.

The body was found Wednesday by a man walking his dog.

While the autopsy confirmed the death was a homicide, RCMP aren't saying how the teen was killed.

Police say the girl had been in Kamloops for an undisclosed period of time and had been in contact with associates in the community.