Update: Body found in Mill Creek in downtown Kelowna

RCMP are on scene investigating a suspicious death at Harvey and Sutherland Avenues

  • Jul. 15, 2013 6:00 a.m.

For the second time in as many months, RCMP are remaining tight-lipped about a suspicious death—potentially Kelowna’s second murder of the year.

Sunday afternoon, Kelowna RCMP were called to Mill Creek, in the area of Harvey and Sutherland Avenues, for what appeared to be a body found in the small waterway; and this is about all police will confirm at this time.

“I would really just be speculating,” said Const. Steve Holmes when asked about the situation Monday morning during the semi-regular press conference called to brief media.

Bystanders in the area Sunday afternoon indicated the body is that of a man who was likely a homeless person. It was found by another individual out for a walk.

Some said the man had gone into the wooded creek area with two other homeless people and never come out, but it has not been confirmed whether the deceased was alone at the time of his death.

The first murder in the city of the year took place in June on the opposite end of town.

A 27-year-old mother of two daughters was found dead in her home shortly after midnight. Police have released a sketch of an individual seen in the area who is listed as someone investigators would like to speak with, but otherwise, little information has come forth about her death, including the cause.

It took four days for RCMP to confirm the case was a murder in that instance; the Sutherland Avenue death is still simply listed as suspicious.

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