Tag Archives: Kelowna

Russia Katalina Nicholson found dead in Kelowna orchard

Kelowna police were called orchard located in the 2100 block of Cooper Road on October 11th at approximately 11am on report of a body being found.

Police said the woman was believed to be between the ages of 25 and 35. RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said “Once the victim has been positively identified, our priority will be to properly notify the woman’s next of kin”

October 17th
The victim has been identified as Russia Katalina Nicholson 23. Police urge anyone with information to contact them.

Anyone who may have witnessed anything in the area prior, or anyone with any information is asked to contact the Serious Crimes Unit of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

 

Man dies of a gunshot wound in Kelowna

Kelowna police responded to Reports of gunshots in the 3400 block of McTaggart Road at around 8:15 p.m on September 1st.

RCMP located the victim suffering from apparent injuries, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police have since identified the victim as a 27 year old West Kelowna resident who “lived a high-risk lifestyle”. The Victim’s name has not been made public by police at this time.

Anyone with information about the victim’s death is asked to call West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880

Kewlona RCMP say Michael Madsen’s death are being treated as a homicide

Kewlona police were called to a home destroyed by fire in the 900 block of Stockwell Avenue on April 1st, 2017 after a body was found.

In a July 14th 2017 RCMP press release police stated that the body had been identified as 23 year old Michael Madson. Police have said  that Michael Madsen’s homicide was related to the drug trade and the organized crime element.

Anyone with any information, that hasn’t yet spoken to investigators is urged to contact Cpl. Judith BERTRAND of the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit at 250-470-6327

Murder Suicide takes the lives of Kimberly Ansell and Marcello Verna

Kimberly Ansell, 31, and Marcello Verna, 20,were found dead on Shannon Way in Kelowna on March 2nd.  The bodies were found off the road in a wooded area.

The couple was found close to each other and there was no sign of a third person involved.

Police believe the death of Ansell and Verna is an isolated incident and are calling it a murder suicide.

 

Jose Amestica charged with the murder of Kevin McNally

On April 29th Kevin McNally and Jose Amestica got into a fight turned stabbing.

Kevin McNally was transported to hosiptal to be treated for stab woulnds and Amestica was carged with aggravated assault, Thwe carge has since been elevated to second degree murder as McNally passed away on May 2nd in hospital.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the altercation between the two men to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477