Body found in West Kelowna, Mounties confirm homicide

Update: West Kelowna RCMP confirmed Monday a man found dead in a car on Bear Creek Road was murdered.

  • Jan. 6, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Update: West Kelowna RCMP general investigative section confirmed Tura Stephen McCarty, 22, of Summerland as the man found dead in a vehicle Jan. 6, and are treating it as a homicide.

Mounties were called to the area of Bear Creek Road, approximately two kilometres past Parkinson Road, at 11:23 a.m. Jan. 6 after a report of a man found dead in a vehicle.

“The RCMP strongly believes that this was not a random attack, and recognizes how crimes of this nature are disturbing to the members of the community,” said Superintendent Nick Romanchuk, officer in charge of the Kelowna Regional Detachment.

“I would like to assure the public that all the resources necessary for an investigation of this magnitude are in place and that every effort is being made to identify and apprehend the suspect as quickly as possible,” Romanchuk said in a press release issued Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or who had been in contact with Tura Stephen McCarty during the evening of January 5, 2016 and early morning hours of January 6, 2016 is asked to call Cpl. Clayton Wiebe, of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

 

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The West Kelowna RCMP are currently on scene investigating after a body was found late Wednesday morning.

On Jan. 6, at 11:23 am, the West Kelowna RCMP was called to the area of Bear Creek Road, approximately two kilometres past Parkinson Road, for a report of a body found inside a vehicle, said Const.. Jesse O’Donaghey

The West Kelowna RCMP are currently on scene investigating with the BC Coroners Service.

The police investigation is in its infancy and the West Kelowna RCMP will provide updated information as it becomes available.

 

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