08/31/2015 15:31 EDT | Updated 08/31/2016 01:12 EDT

Police say discovery of body at Vernon, B.C., park sparks criminal investigation

VERNON, B.C. — Police say foul play was involved in the death of a man whose body was found in a park in Vernon, B.C.

RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says 42-year-old Jason Hardy was found near a lawn-bowling facility at Polson Park.

Molendyk says Hardy was known to police.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them. 

The cause of death is not being released. (CKIZ)

The Canadian Press