B.C. Coroners Service releases name of man who died in Prince George RCMP cell

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service has released the identity of the man who died in police custody on November 21, 2016 in Prince George.

He has been identified as Jamie Wilford Shanoss, aged 51. He was a member of the Gitxsan Nation, currently residing in Prince George.

He was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Novmber 21, 2016 by RCMP in the downtown area of Prince George, and was transported to their cells. At around 2 a.m., an RCMP officer saw that he appeared to be unresponsive, and called 9-1-1. Efforts to resuscitative the man were unsuccessful.

The Coroners Service and IIO continue to investigate the death.

The family has been notified of his death. On behalf of the family, the Coroners Service is asking that their privacy be respected during this time.