Published Jun 25, 2012The Entheos electronic music festival, which took place this past weekend near Boston Bar in British Columbia, was struck by tragedy when a man was discovered dead in his tent on Sunday morning (June 24).
The man has been identified as 25-year-old Alberta resident Bradley Dean Ross. He was found at 3:30 a.m. local time in the Sandy Pines campground and was pronounced dead on the scene. Although details about the death have yet to be confirmed, the Vancouver Sun notes that reports suggest that he may have been stabbed, and the RCMP's homicide team is investigating.
There were reportedly over a thousand attendees at the festival. As of Sunday the police had no suspects and were interviewing festivalgoers as they left the grounds.
Entheos, which is both a festival and conference, is now in its sixth year. It is self-described as championing "technology, intellectual exchange, cooperation, consciousness, and an optimistic view of the future."
The organizers posted the following message on Facebook about the incident: "The entheos gathering expresses its condolences and support to family, friends attendees and crew, regarding the shocking and tragic event that happened over the weekend. On the night which was to be the pinnacle moment of a 6 year event series, we are holding vigil in honor of the deceased and sending prayers. Entheos wishes to continue to extend support to those who have been affected by this event. The majority of attendees have left the site in a safe and peaceful manner. Further communications to follow on the entheos website."