Police release name of Kelowna woman who died in townhouse last week

Jacqueline Elizabeth Abaku, 31, is the name of the woman who died in what police are calling a "sudden death"

Police have released the name of the woman found dead in her Glenview Gardens townhouse last week.

Jacqueline Elizabeth Abaku, 31, is the name of the woman who died in what police are now calling a “sudden death” instead of a “suspicious death.”


No arrests have been made, but police are now offering assurances that the public is not at risk.

Cpl. Joe Duncan said Mounties have been pursuing leads in the case that came to their attention  March 31 at 3:46 p.m., and have concluded there is no danger to the public.

As to what may have caused a seemingly healthy mother of two to die suddenly, that remains to be seen.

Duncan at first presented the case as a suspicious death, but he’s now being more circumspect in his assessment.

“We are still working with the coroner’s service on the cause of death, and autopsy reports have come in, but we’ve ordered further tests,” he said. “Police are also still following up on a few tips.”

Mounties have set up a Serious Crimes Tip line and request members of the public who may have any knowledge of this incident to call 250-470-6236.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP, at 250-470-6236. 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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