A woman is in police custody after a man was found dead in a home in Kelowna’s Lower Mission neighbourhood on Monday morning, Oct. 18.
Just before 7 a.m., Mounties were called to a residence on Bechard Road, just down the street from Boyce-Gyro Beach. Investigators found a man’s body and believe the death to be suspicious.
Police say a woman was arrested at the scene and is in custody, though no charges have been laid.
The RCMP has cordoned off the area and will be on scene for an undetermined period of time collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses.
Police line the street on Bechard Road in Kelowna's Lower Mission outside a home where a body was found Monday morning. Death deemed suspicious. @KelownaCapNews https://t.co/cX4rcT1qyv pic.twitter.com/CJrIi5z2uz
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Black Press Media spoke to some neighbourhood residents, all of whom were shocked by the police-lined street in their quiet neighbourhood, just a short walk from a local elementary school. One neighbour said they believed the house was being partially rented out.
Mounties have not released the deceased’s name but said the incident is believed to be isolated in nature and that the victim and suspect were known to each other.
The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit has taken conduct of the investigation. The BC Coroners Service is conducting its own investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death.
Anybody who witnessed or has knowledge of the incident is urged to call investigators at 250-762-3300.