LUMBY–A police investigation continued Saturday at the site of an apparent murder and suicide attempt near Lumby.
The body of a 51-year-old woman was discovered at the home on Thursday, along with a man suffering from a seemingly self inflicted gun shot wound.
Neighbours of the victim have identified her as Linda Ross, a teacher at the Alternative Learning Program in Vernon.
RCMP say the victim and the injured man were in a new relationship.
“Our initial investigation has revealed that there have been no previous calls to police for attendance during their short relationship,” says Cst. Kris Clark, Media Relations for the Southeast District.
RCMP have revealed very little information about the suspect but neighbours say his name is Howard and prior to their relationship starting – he had rented a small cabin in the back before he moved into the house.
He was air lifted to Kelowna General Hospital and is currently in serious condition, and in police custody.
Charges have been recommended.
Neighbours say the couple seemed happy, and they can’t imagine how things went so wrong and ended so tragically.