(Black Press Media files)

(Black Press Media files)

Woman found dead at vehicle fire one day after North Van RCMP arrest

The Independent Investigations Office now investigating

The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a woman was found dead in Lions Bay the day after she was arrested.

The woman had been arrested at a home in North Vancouver on Feb. 9 after she allegedly threatened “a person known to her,” the BC RCMP said on Wednesday. She was taken to the North Vancouver detachment, then released with a court date.

The next day at about 7:15 a.m., Squamish Mounties found the woman dead at the scene of a vehicle fire on Sunset Drive in Lions Bay.

The Independent Investigations Office has taken charge. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.

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