Body found in orchard

Alanna Kelly

UPDATE: 4 p.m.

Police are confirming the body found off Cooper Road is that of a female, about 25 to 35 years of age.

“We got a call from an individual about a body found in a field, a small orchard,” said Kelowna RCMP Sgt. Greg Woodcox.

The orchard where the body was found sits on five to 10 acres of land.

"It's a busy area, lots of foot traffic and a lot of vehicle traffic," he said. "And a lot of homeless individuals we know that hang around this area too."

There is no word yet on the cause of death.

“Things at the scene lead us to believe it to be suspicious in nature, and that is why we called in our specialized section,” he said.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. 

ORIGINAL: 12:40 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP are currently at the scene of a suspicious death in a local orchard.

RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said police are investigating after the discovery of a deceased individual was made Wednesday morning in Kelowna.

On Oct. 11, before 11 a.m., officers were called to an orchard in the 2100 block of Cooper Road for a report of a body found at that location.

The Kelowna RCMP have secured the scene and continue their investigation at this time, he said.

RCMP are awaiting the arrival of the BC Coroner’s Service and have not yet confirmed a gender or an age of the deceased person.

“Police are treating the individual’s death as suspicious at this time,” said O’Donaghey. “Our investigation is in its early stages and updated information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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