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Body found in Rutland

Video - Carmen Weld, Voice over - Trevor Rockliffe

UPDATE 11:33 A.M.:

Police have just left the scene in Rutland where a body of a man was found on the sidewalk early Saturday morning.

RCMP forensic investigators were on the scene for over seven hours taking photos and collecting evidence.

A large blood splatter could be seen where the mans body was found. 

"I witnessed the deceased individual lay stationary on that sidewalk for a period of hours," shared Castanet reader Dayton. 

"Around 4 am I watched them put up tarps and lay down a canopy to block any view of the crime scene from public," he adds.

By 10 a.m. Saturday morning RCMP were using forensic cameras and a RCMP quadrotor helicopter drone to take arial shots of the scene. 

RCMP have released that on January 25 at 2:06 am, Kelowna RCMP officers discovered the body of a 32-year-old Kelowna man on the sidewalk in the 100 block of Highway 33 West. 

RCMP Cst. Kris Clark says the death has been deemed suspicious in nature and the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit is investigating.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of his next-of-kin.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call Kelowna RCMP Tip Line at 250-470-6236.

Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


Traffic is being rerouted around a police incident in the 100 block of Hwy. 33 in Rutland.

The RCMP serious crime unit is investigating a possible assault. They are focusing on a one block area of the sidewalk outside several businesses. They do have part of Hwy. 33 blocked off.

We are told the investigation started before 4 a.m..

We have a reporter on scene and we will have more details as they become available.

Send photos and video to [email protected]

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