Kelowna RCMP investigating suspicious death – Update

Kelowna

2021-10-22 12:27 PDT

File # 2021-68719

Kelowna- Kelowna RCMP is investigating an incident that left one man dead as a victim of homicide on Monday morning.

On October 18, 2021 just before 7:00 a.m., the Kelowna RCMP was called to a residence in the 600-block of Bechard Road. Investigators arrived on scene where they located the body of a deceased man. Police have confirmed that the man was victim of homicide. A woman was arrested at the scene in connection with the investigation.

On October 19, 2021 the suspect, a 54-year-old woman from Kelowna, was released without charge. The woman was subsequently apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit have submitted their initial investigative findings to the BC Prosecution Service for review and charge approval. Any questions related to the laying of charges should be directed to the BC Prosecution Service, who is responsible for making the decision.

This was an isolated incident and the RCMP are not seeking any additional suspects. Neither the victim nor suspect were known to police prior to this incident, states Supt. Triance, Officer in Charge of the Kelowna Regional Detachment. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family, and all those impacted by this tragic situation.

Released by

Cst. Solana Paré

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna Regional Detachment
1190 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K7
Office: 250-762-3300
Fax: 250-470-6348

Email: solana.pare@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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