The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a Smithers man who died in RCMP custody.
Jacobus Jonkers, 53, became unconscious on February 14th while in the custody of Smithers RCMP.
He required medical assistance following a police interaction.
Jonkers was originally transported to Bulkley Valley General Hospital, but was then taken to Victoria General Hospital for a higher level of care.
He died in hospital in Victoria one week later.
The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office continue to investigate this death.