Kelowna RCMP investigating suspicious death at a residence in the 600-block of Bechard Road – UPDATED

Kelowna, BC – 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.”

BACKGROUND

Kelowna, BC – Kelowna RCMP is investigating an incident that left one man dead on Monday morning.

On October 18th, 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 whose death is believed to be suspicious.

A woman was arrested at the scene in connection with the investigation and is in police custody. At this time, no charges have been laid.

Suspicious Death RCMP Investigation
Suspicious Death RCMP Investigation

Investigators have cordoned off the area and will be on scene for an undetermined period of time while they collect evidence and speak to witnesses.

“At this time, we are not releasing the name of the deceased,” states Cst. Solana Paré of the Kelowna RCMP. “While the investigation is in its early stages, we believe that this incident is isolated in nature and the victim and the suspect were known to one another.”

The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit has taken conduct of the investigation and is working with the BC Coroners Service, who is conducting its own investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death. No further information is being released at this time.

Kelowna RCMP is urging anyone who witnessed or has knowledge of this incident to come forward and speak with police immediately at 250-762-3300

File # 2021-68719

Kelowna RCMP



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