Kelowna Cold Cases

Aaron Charles Derbyshire, 22, of Westbank was last seen early Saturday morning, September 30, 2006 at the Level Night Club in downtown Kelowna. Aaron's family offered $100,000 reward which expired on Christmas Day 2006. Aaron Derbyshire is described as 5'10", 160 pounds with short brown hair.

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On the 9th January 2006 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Michael BOSMA, 25 years old, left on foot from a care home located on Bernard Ave., Kelowna and was to return by 11:00 p.m. that evening. BOSMA failed to return and has been missing since that date. The last contact with BOSMA was approximately midnight on the evening when he left when he used his ATM bank card at the Esso service station which had been located at the corner of Harvey ave and Pandosy. There has not been any information concerning BOSMA'S disappearance since that time. BOSMA was last seen wearing a bulky down type black winter jacket and blue jeans. He is described at 6 ft tall, approx 250 pounds, brn hair, blue eyes, wears glasses.

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Ashleigh Lee PETTMAN was reported missing in June of 2005, and was last seen on or about June 1st, 2005. Extensive inquiries have failed to locate her. Foul play has not been ruled out in her disappearance.

At approximately, 5:00 pm on the 6th of July, 2004, Micheal NAUD arrived in the parking lot of his apartment on Buckland Avenue. He was shot and killed as he got out of his vehicle. Witnesses indicated that a female had been hanging around the parking lot for at least an hour before he was shot. The same female was seen running from the area immediately after the shooting. No charges have been laid.

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2003-11-10, at 11:30 pm Perry Arnold WALSH was riding his bicycle eastbound, down Bridge Lake Hill. A westbound car, followed by a black truck, turned left onto Campbell Road in front of WALSH. WALSH struck the right side of the car, slid over the car, and landed on the left side of the car. The black truck hit the car and drove away from the scene of the accident. As the truck left, it drove over WALSH, dragging him for 170 meters before he fell loose. WALSH died en route to the hospital. No charges have been laid.

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At approximately 9:00 pm on October, 28th, 1999, police responded to a 911 call on Alta Dena Road in Kelowna. Mark Darrel TOMKINSON had been shot and killed in the garage attached to his residence. Investigation indicated that 2 or 3 suspects were with TOMKINSON in the garage in a heated exchange a the time of the murder. No charges have been laid.

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At about noon, on September 26th, 1994, Tina PARR's body was found murdered in Knox Mountain Park. Investigation revealed that she had been murdered and her body left there sometime overnight. No charges have been laid.

Jennifer CUSWORTH's body was discovered on October 17th, 1993 beside Swamp Road, Kelowna B.C. She was last seen alive in the early morning of Ocotober 16th, 1993, leaving a large house party near the corner of Richter Street and Dehart Avenue. CUSWORTH had been murdered. No charges have been laid.

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On September 9th, 1993, seven (7) week old Zai BISHOP stopped breathing and was taken to Kelowna General Hospital. She was transported to BC Children's Hospital where she died 2 days later from cardiac arrest. An autopsy revealed several injuries, including 19 rib fractures and retinal hemorrhaging. The injuries are consistent with having occurred several days or weeks before her death. No charges have been laid.

At 9:30 am on 1993-03-04, employees located, George KOVACIC, the owner-manager of the Walnut Grove Motel on Truswell Avenue, murdered in his suite at the motel. He was last seen alive by several friends when they left his suite at 2:00 am. No charges have been laid.

During the afternoon of March 3rd 1991, police responded to Maureen MAY's residence as the result of a 911 call. MAY was deceased in the attached garage of her family home. MAY died as the result of severe head injuries. Investigation revealed that she had been alone in the garage just before the attack. Nothing was stolen from the garage or residence, and there was no sign of forced entry. No charges have been laid.

Charles HORVATH, a resident of England, traveling in Canada, was reported missing by his mother, Denise ALLAN in August of 1989. HORVATH had been living in his tent in Tiny Town Trailer Park on Lakeshore Avenue. All of his personal possessions, including his tent, clothing and photographs, were located at Tiny Town Trailer Park. Rumors suggest he was murdered at or near the Trailer Park. HORVATH's body has not been recovered, and no charges have been laid.

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On 22nd September, 1987, human remains were found on Knox Mountain. The remains were not identified as Geoffrey DOWDING's until 2002. Investigation revealed that DOWDING was last seen in Kelowna in 1986.

On August 14th, 1987, three individuals located human remains in the water underneath the floating bridge. An autopsy did not determine the cause of death, however indicated that the body may have died as early as 1985. The body was of a Caucasian male, late 20's, 5'5". The body has not been identified.

Vaclav (Vincent) PROSICKY was last seen at the end of May, 1985 in New Westminster, loading his household effects into the back of his pick up truck, for his move to Kelowna. Apparently he never arrived in Kelowna, and was not reported missing for approximately a year. Investigation revealed that his pick up truck had arrived in Kelowna, and had been sold to a new owner. PROSICKY was never located, and no charges have been laid.

On the afternoon of February, 14th, 1985, Sally WINTER's husband returned home to find his wife had been murdered in their residence on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. She had suffered multiple stab wounds and blows to the head. No charges have been laid.


Castanet Media, in conjunction with Kelowna RCMP, have set up this web page dedicated to generating tips that may help solve a murder or disappearance. We've produced a list that includes more than a dozen cold cases with direct links to Kelowna including Jennifer Cusworth, Tina Louise Parr, and the most recent disappearance of Aaron Derbyshire. Your memory of any detail - no matter how small - could make a difference.
Kelly Hayes - Editor Castanet

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