4 people charged in the stabbing death of Esa Carriere in Kelowna

Kelowna RCMP responded to reports of an altercation in the 1400 block of Water Street on July 1st at approximately 10:50pm.

Police arrived to the area of the  Queensway bus loop where they found Esa Carriere 23, suffering from a serious stab wound. Carriere was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a release that Esa Carrier had just recently re-located to Kelowna from Mississauga Ontario.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit at 250-762-3300.

Update January 29th 2019
Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press confrence that Nathan Truant, 26, and Noah Vaten, 20,each of Kelowna, along with an 18-year-old Kelowna man and an 18-year-old Kelowna woman, have now each been formally charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of Esa Carriere.

Kelowna Police asking for help from the public in obtaining information on the death of Jordyn Kitchener

Kelowna RCMP responded to call of a sudden death in the 1300 block of Ponderosa Road, on June 29th at approximately 7:00am.

Police arrived to find Jordyn Kitchener, 29, of Vernon BC dead in a suspicious manner. An autopsy has been ordered to reveal the cause of death.

Police are asking for help from the public in determining the last moments of Jordyn Kitchener’s life. Police said Kitchener was last seen at her home in Vernon 7pm on June 28th.

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-2880, or should they wish to remain anonymous to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Kelowna man accused of murdering his wife and two young daughters

Kelowna RCMP were called to a residence in the Rutland area on December 19th, 2017 at approximately 5pm.

Police arrived to find Clara Soledad Forman,  and her two young daughters Karina Anne Forman, and Yesenia Kate Forman dead at the scene. Police have not released the cause of death.

Jacob Forman has been charged with three counts of second degree murder.  Forman’s next court appearance is January 18th.

No other information has been released at this time.

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

Benjamin Cory Virgint found dead in his Kelowna

Kelowna RCMP responded to a house on Hein Road on reports of gunshots at around 6am on August 5th. Emergency crews arrived to find 35 year old Benjamin Virgint dead in his home.

An autopsy is still pending to determine the cause of death, and Police believe the attack was targeted.

More to come…

Tura Stephen McCarty, found dead in his vehicle

Tura Stephen McCarty, 22 was discovered dead in his vehicle on Bear Creek road January 6th. Police were calling the death suspicious, however the death of McCarty is now being classified s a homicide.

Police are not releasing the cause of death.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477