Suspect in suspicious death at Reid's Corner in custody

Suspect in police custody

Madison Erhardt

Editors note: the above video states the body of the victim was found inside the home, when in fact, it was found outside.

UPDATE: 9 p.m.

The man said to be a suspect in a suspicious death in the Reid's Corner area Sunday, has been apprehended.

RCMP say Lorence Williams was located early Monday evening and taken into custody, thanks to a tip from a member of the public.

Earlier in the day, police had requested assistance from the public in locating Williams.

"Our Serious Crime Unit continues to pursue all avenues of investigation into this suspicious death,” states Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“At this time, we do not believe there is any further threat to the public.”

Kelowna RCMP urges anyone with information about this investigation, to please contact the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit at (250) 762-3300.

UPDATE 10 a.m.

Police have cordoned off a home at Sexsmith Road and Adams Road for an investigation into a sudden death.

While Kelowna RCMP first described the location as Rutland, the crime scene is actually situated near Reid’s Corner.

Five vehicles, including a large moving van, are also behind crime scene tape.

A neighbour tells Castanet News the man police are searching for in relation to the death, Lorence Williams, had frequented the home at the centre of the crime scene.

ORIGINAL 8:45 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP needs your help to locate a suspect in a suspicious death investigation.

RCMP was called to a "residence in the Rutland area" on Sunday just after 10:00 p.m., after an adult male resident was found dead. Police did not release a location of the crime scene.

“At this time, we are not releasing the name of the deceased,” says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy. “However police believe that the victim and the suspect were known to one another.”

The Kelowna RCMP are now searching for Lorence Williams, who is being considered a suspect in the death.

Williams is described as:

  • Black male
  • 40-years-old
  • Short black hair
  • Six feet tall
  • Thin build

“If Lorence sees or hears this, we ask him to contact the police of jurisdiction immediately,” says Cpl. Noseworthy.

Should you encounter Williams, or have information regarding his whereabouts, do not approach him and immediately call 9-1-1.

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