A person has died behind Kelowna's Palisade Apartments Wednesday

Death behind complex

UPDATE: 4:05 p.m.

The death behind Kelowna's Palisade Apartment is not being considered a criminal matter according to police.

"Due to the nature of the incident, this is a not a criminal act and falls under the BC Coroners Act," said Sgt. Kevin Duggan of the Kelowna RCMP in a brief statement.

It's not clear how the individual died, but a body lying in the grass behind the apartment complex was covered by a pink sheet Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: 2:05 p.m.

A person appears to have died behind the Palisade Apartment complex in Kelowna's Mission area Wednesday.

A pink sheet is covering what is presumed to be a body lying in the grass behind the apartment complex at 3195 Walnut Street Wednesday afternoon. Several police officers remain on scene, after first responding to the area around noon.

Officers at the scene have not provided any details about the presumed death. Castanet has reached out to the Kelowna RCMP media contact, but police have not responded.

ORIGINAL: 1:15 p.m.

Police have swarmed a Pandosy apartment complex Wednesday, but it's not clear why at this time.

A resident of the Palisades Apartments complex at 3195 Walnut Street says about a half dozen police vehicles arrived at the building just after noon Wednesday, along with two ambulances and a fire truck.

The resident says emergency personnel appear to be focusing their attention on an area where a creek flows through the property, but he's not sure what has prompted the police response.

As of 1 p.m., the fire truck and one of the ambulances have left the scene, but a number of RCMP officers remain on site.

Castanet has reached out to the Kelowna RCMP for more information about the incident.

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