Police investigating suspicious death in Kelowna's Mission

Suspicious death in Mission

Madison Erhardt

UPDATE 10:10 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP have confirmed they are investigating a suspicious death in the Lower Mission Monday morning.

Police say they arrived at the 600 block of Bechard Road just before 7 a.m., arriving to find the body of a deceased man whose death is believed to be suspicious.

A woman was arrested at the scene in connection with the investigation and is in police custody. At this time, no charges have been laid.

Investigators have cordoned off the area and will be on scene for an undetermined period of time while they collect evidence and speak to witnesses.

A neighbour tells Castanet the couple was always friendly.

"I said why they are so nice. The people are pretty quiet and I never see that they have an issue," said Sherry Chang.

“At this time, we are not releasing the name of the deceased,” states, Cst. Solana Paré of the Kelowna RCMP. “While the investigation is in its early stages, we believe that this incident is isolated in nature and the victim and the suspect were known to one another.”

The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation and is working with the BC Coroners Service, who is conducting its own investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death.

Kelowna RCMP is urging anyone who witnessed or has knowledge of this incident to come forward and speak with police immediately at 250-762-3300.

ORIGINAL 9:00 a.m.

Multiple RCMP cruisers and police tape surround a home along Bechard Road in Kelowna. Part of the home is cordoned off with police tape.

A witness says four RCMP cruisers are on scene as well as what appears to be a detective.

At this time it is unknown why RCMP are investigating the home.

Castanet has requested more information and has a reporter headed to the scene.

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