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Nanaimo Mounties investigating sudden death

Police are investigating the sudden death of a 56-year-old Nanaimo woman.

RCMP, Nanaimo Fire Rescue and paramedics were called at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday to the back parking lot of the Newport Hotel at 540 Haliburton St. were they found the woman deceased.

The investigation into her death was turned over to Nanaimo RCMP's Serious Crime Unit and the B.C. Coroner's Service and an autopsy will be performed.

Police are not saying what is considered suspicious about the death.

"There are just some questions that our investigators have to look at and it should be wrapped up sometime this week," said Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

The woman's family was notified and requested the woman's name not be released.

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