Sudden death at home

Chantelle Deacon

UPDATED: 12:39 p.m.

"A few days prior she came out onto the deck in a bathrobe and yelled something," says Jacob Sparling, nearby homebuilder. "It sounded like she yelled help me."

Residents of an upscale Vernon neighbourhood are visibly concerned after the death of a 37-year-old woman last week.

"Just the way that it was it didn't seem like there was anything about it," Sparling said, clearly shaken. "It just seemed like a little argument they were having."

The woman was found unresponsive in her home near The Rise Golf Course on Cordon Place last Thursday and later died in hospital.

"They [police] came knocking at the [my] door I'd say a little more than a week ago and asked me if I knew the people next door," said Brian Lasalle, next door neighbour. "I said, 'we just see them coming and going, not really."

Lasalle says police specifically asked about the woman from next door and they were clearly concerned for her safety.

"He [the man next door] was pretty strange," Lasalle said. "Coming down the street pulling donuts in the cul-de-sac is kind of a no-no, we have children in the neighbourhood."

"He was giving these neighbours every four letter word and really rude, obnoxious and mean."

Police have been on scene at the home since March 15 while an investigation into foul play continues.

The Vernon RCMP General Investigative Section have now taken the lead in the case.

There is no risk to the public, according to police.

UPDATED: 9:24 a.m.

A 37-year-old woman is dead and police are investigating for foul play. 

The woman was found unresponsive at the home near The Rise Golf Course on Cordon Place on Thursday.

She later died in hospital.

Police say the incident happened during the early morning hours of March 15.

The Vernon RCMP General Investigative Section have now taken the lead in the case.

Police remain on scene.

There is no risk to the public, according to RCMP.

UPDATED: 9:17 a.m.

The Vernon RCMP General Investigative Section (GIS) has now taken the lead of a sudden death investigation after a 37 year old woman was found un-responsive in her Vernon home on Cordon Place near The Rise Golf Course.

ORIGINAL: March 18, 2018

A heavy police presence over the weekend in an upscale neighbourhood of Vernon has people living in the area on edge.

Police vehicles have been parked in front of a condo on Cordon Place near The Rise Golf Course since Thursday.

There has been no official word on what happened, but neighbours tell Castanet that all weekend police have been seen leaving the home with unknown items in large containers.

The neighbours who spoke with Castanet say a middle-aged couple rents the home, neither has been seen in days.

The neighbours are mostly concerned for the woman who lives in the home. 

They tell Castanet that loud altercations are often heard coming from the house. 

It's not known if the RCMP have located either of the individuals from the home.

Vernon RCMP declined to comment but informed Castanet that the neighbourhood is not in any danger.


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