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Kelowna RCMP confirm an autopsy has been conducted of 25-year-old Austyn Godfrey

Godfrey autopsy complete

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m.

The Kelowna RCMP have confirmed an autopsy has been conducted of 25-year-old Austyn Godfrey, but did not share what the cause of death was.

The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit tells Castanet they received several tips that have been fruitful for the investigation.

"The Kelowna RCMP thanks the public for calling in tips as our investigators continue to review them. We continue to ask that anyone who had direct contact with Austyn Godfrey in the days and hours leading up to 8:30 am on January 16th to call our tip line," said Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Tammy Lobb.

"An autopsy has been conducted. We will not be sharing any of the results of the autopsy as these details help form part of the investigation," Lobb added.

Anyone with a tip can call 250-470-6236.

Investigators also want to hear from any motorists with dash cameras who drove Glenmore Road North, in the vicinity of the dog park, between 9 p.m. on January 15th and 8:30 a.m. on January 16th, 2022.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.


ORIGINAL: 4 a.m.

It has been just over one week since the body of Austyn Godfrey, 25, was discovered at the Glenmore Dog Park and so far no arrests have been made.

Kelowna RCMP were notified of her death around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 16th.

Police say Godfrey's death is suspicious, but no other details have been released.

A makeshift memorial has sprung up at the site where she was found.

A number of flowers and candles have been laid out.

On Saturday, January 22nd, Kelowna RCMP were seen combing the area on foot along Glenmore Road.
The Kelowna RCMP has yet to confirm their search was related to Godfrey's death.

Just one day after her body was found, several friends of Godfrey's shared a concerning screenshot of one of her Snapchat stories.

"Austyn-ann Godfrey sent me this a while ago when she was scared," a friend wrote on Facebook.

The screenshot included a photo of a man, an image of his car, phone number and Snapchat user name.

Godfrey said in the post, that if she doesn't post to Snapchat in a week, her friends should call the Kelowna RCMP because the man "has probably done something to me."

Godfrey was from Kingston Ontario but had spent several months in Kelowna.

Family and friends have started a fundraiser to help cover the costs of bringing her body home.
$7,766 has been raised to date.

Anyone who may have had any contact with Austyn Godfrey in the days and hours leading up to 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, is asked to call a police tip line at 250-470-6236.

Investigators also want to hear from any motorists with dash cameras who drove Glenmore Road North, in the vicinity of the dog park, between 9 p.m. on January 15th and 8:30 a.m. on January 16th, 2022.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.



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