Body in or­chard a mur­der vic­tim

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A wo­man found dead in a Kelowna or­chard Wed­nes­day morn­ing was mur­dered, say po­lice.

Kelowna RCMP re­sponded to an or­chard in the 2100 block of Cooper Road for a re­port of a body found shortly be­fore 11 a.m.

“Po­lice can now con­firm that the body dis­cov­ered is that of a fe­male, be­lieved to be between . . . 25 and 35 years of age,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Don­aghey in a news re­lease Thurs­day morn­ing.

The Kelowna RCMP’s se­ri­ous crimes unit has taken the lead on the mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, work­ing with foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tors and the BC Coro­ners Ser­vice.

“Once the vic­tim has been pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied, our pri­or­ity will be to prop­erly no­tify the wo­man’s next of kin,” said O’Don­aghey.

Po­lice do not be­lieve the mur­der was a ran­dom at­tack.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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