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RCMP: death 'suspicious'

Police are investigating what they're calling the “suspicious death” of a 29-year-old Vernon woman in West Kelowna Friday morning, and they say the risk to the general public is “unknown.”

Just after 7 a.m., police responded to a report of a death on the 1300 block of Ponderosa Road, and found the body of a woman at a home in the area.

Without providing details, police said the death “appeared suspicious.”

Police have identified the victim as Jordyn Kitchener of Vernon. It's unusual for police to release the victim's name so soon after a death, but police say they are hoping it will help further the investigation.

Cpl. Megan Foster of the West Kelowna RCMP says they are waiting on an autopsy to determine the cause of death and at the moment, police say the risk to the public is unknown until they determine further details.

“Miss Kitchener was last seen at her home in Vernon at 7 p.m. on June 28,” said Foster. “Investigators are asking anyone who knew her, or saw her after this time, to contact police.”

Call West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 with information.

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