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Smithers man who died in police custody identified

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.

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