UPDATE: 2:38 p.m.
Kamloops RCMP confirmed that police are investigating after graffiti was found on St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Police said they received a mischief report at the historic church building, located in the Mount Paul area, at about 11:42 a.m. Monday.
The graffiti read "banished," "crime scene" and "evicted," and was partially scrubbed off by 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
ORIGINAL: 1:10 p.m.
Graffiti was found scrawled across the sides of a historic Catholic church on First Nations land on Monday.
A Tk’emlups te Secwepemc bylaw service officer on site told Castanet that the graffiti — reading "banished," "crime scene," and "evicted" — was found Monday morning on the walls of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, located at 200 Chilcotin Rd.
The find comes days after Tk'emlups te Secwepemc announced it had located the remains of 215 children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
By 12:30 p.m., the graffiti had been partially scrubbed off the historic building, and RCMP were on scene.
Castanet Kamloops is awaiting a call back from police and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops regarding the incident.