Mounties confirm first Kelowna homicide of 2014

Investigators have confirmed that the death of Christopher Ausman is a homicide.

Kelowna RCMP officers discovered the body Christopher Ausman on the sidewalk in the 100 block of Highway 33 West, On Jan. 25 at 2:06 a.m.

"RCMP investigators continue their investigation.  Police have reviewed  surveillance images and noted vehicles and pedestrians pass by the area when his death occurred," said Const. Kris Clark.

"Police are asking if you walked or drove near the intersection of Highway 97 and Rutland Road on Saturday Jan. 25 between 1:15 and 2 a.m. to contact police."

Anyone with information regarding this incident or who had been in contact with  Ausman during the evening of Jan. 24 and early morning hours of Jan. 25  is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP Tip Line at 250-470-6236. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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