Sudden death investigation underway in Kelowna
2017-10-15 15:54 PDT
Kelowna, BC: On October 14, 2017 at approximately 5 p.m, the Kelowna RCMP received a complaint of a disturbance at a hotel room in the 2400 block of highway 97 north.
Upon attendance to the hotel, police determined the subject of the complaint was known to police and was being sought under the Mental Health Act for an earlier incident.
Police officers gained entry to the locked 7th floor hotel room in an effort to apprehend the man under the Mental Health Act. Officers found the room empty and the man's body on the grounds below. The male was confirmed deceased at the scene. Police do not suspect foul play was involved in the male's death.
As per protocols, IIO BC was notified and is now investigating. The BC Coroner Services is also in attendance and involved.
As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police at this time. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.
Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit their website at www.iiobc.ca.
S/Sgt. Annie LinteauSenior Media Relations Officer
"E" Division Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
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