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No leads in latest homicides
It has been 14 months since the bodies of Jeremy Snow and Tiffany Goruk were found inside a crashed SUV in West Kelowna.
The vehicle had come to rest against the Terravita apartment complex on Auburn Road, after smashing into a brick lamppost just before midnight on Feb. 19, 2013.
At the time, RCMP said another male passenger had escaped on foot, but the ensuing manhunt turned up nothing.
Police quickly announced they were dealing with a murder investigation, but aside from identifying the two victims a few days later, they have not provided any updates on the case or details on the murder.
It soon came to light that Snow, 33, had been paroled from a US jail shortly before his death. He was part in a cross-border drug smuggling operation and authorities were quick to advise the public that the shootings were not random.
Goruk’s family has since stated the 30-year-old was close to ending her relationship with Snow.
Four months later, the Glenmore area of Kelowna was rattled when residents awoke to police tape surrounding a home at the corner of Yates Road and Ballou Road.
It took cops three days to confirm they were investigating a homicide. Theresa Ashley Neville, 27, was identified as the deceased and her two children (aged 8 and 10) were found unharmed inside the house.
A police sketch was released of a darker-skinned male seen in the area, with authorities calling him a person of interest, but nothing more was ever publicized.
And earlier this year the body of 32-year-old Christopher Ausman was found laying in a pool of blood on a sidewalk in Rutland.
His death was quickly deemed suspicious, then classified as a homicide, but again, little more is known about the investigation other than he was found alongside Highway 33 at Rutland Road.
Cst. Kris Clark says all of these investigations remain active and ongoing, but there are no updates for public release at this time. He also points out that a number of tips have been received with regards to the Ausman and Neville murders, but police are still looking for anyone with information about either case.
Clark also reiterates that there is nothing to indicate a direct threat to the general public in relation to the Neville murder or that of Snow and Goruk.
A cause of death has not been released in any of these three cases, which is typical to preserve the integrity of an investigation.
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