Update: Woman charged – Kelowna RCMP deem the death of a man a homicide

The 2021 BC Homicide Victim List is available here

Kelowna RCMP responded to 661 Bechard Road on October 18th juat before 7:00am where they located a deceased man. The victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released.

Police arrested a 54-year-old woman at the scene, and on October 19th she was released without charges. The woman was then apprehended under the Mental Health Act. RCMP Superintendent Kara Triance said it was an isolated incident, a matter of intamate partner violence.

Police said neither the victim nor the suspect were known to police.

Update: Billie Jo Bennett, a 54-year-old woman from the Kelowna area has been areested and charged with second degree murder in relation to the man’s suspicious death.