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Man found dead in Kelowna house, RCMP say woman arrested at the scene

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Neighbours rattled by suspicious death investigation at Kelowna home – Oct 18, 2021

Kelowna Mounties are investigating a suspicious death in a quiet residential neighbourhood, which has caught neighbours off guard.

Const. Solana Paré said the Mounties were called Oct. 18  just before 7 a.m., to a house in the 600 block of Bechard Road. Investigators found a the body of a 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.

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According to police, both the male victim and female suspect are in their 50’s.

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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,” Const. Solana Paré of the Kelowna RCMP said in a press release. “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.”

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Don Bifford lives nearby and said the whole thing was “shocking.”

“It’s a quiet neighbourhood,” Bifford said. It’s a quiet neighbourhood.”

He said he didn’t hear anything the night before and, in general, the house was quiet.

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Another neighbour, Bonnie Von Zuben, agreed that the neighbourhood is usually exceptionally calm, offering calm to seniors and families alike.

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

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

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