Update: Body found in Okanagan Lake

The woman found in Lake Okanagan has been identified as 41-year-old Naomi Martens; police find her long board

  • Thu May 16th, 2013 7:00pm
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Police are looking for this long board as it belonged to Naomi Martens whose body was found in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on Monday.

Update: The RCMP says as a result of cooperation from the general public in Kelowna, the missing long board sought in connection with the discovery of the body of 41-year-old Naomi Martens of Kelowna has been recovered.

West Kelowna RCMP have given no further information other than to repeat  police are still attempting to establish a full timeline for Martens and are asking anyone who might be aware of her movements between May 8 and May 13 to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.net or text CRIMES (274637) ktown.



Police have identified the woman found as 41-year-old Naomi Martens of Kelowna.

The West Kelowna RCMP are attempting to establish a timeline for Martens and are asking anyone who might be aware of her movements between Wednesday, May 8 and Monday, May 13 when she was found to contact them.


A woman’s body was recovered from Okanagan Lake earlier this week and police are looking to locate her long board.

On Monday, the Kelowna RCMP were called to Atwood Place, between Strathcona Park and the Maude Roxby Wetland in the South Pandosy area, where a passerby had seen a woman’s body.

Police and the BC Coroner’s Service have not released how the woman died, though the investigation has tentatively ruled out foul play. The long board is potentially evidence, however, and police would like to find it as part of their investigation.

“We still have to cover a few things off and obviously the long board could be part of that,” said Const. Kris Clark, Kelowna RCMP spokesperson.longboard

The long board is a Landyachtz Bamboo Pinner with a green and black face on the bottom drawn in an aboriginal style. The top is a natural colour with a blue and green sticker placed near the back.

Anyone with any information regarding the skateboard is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.