June 18, 2014 - 10:13 AM
KELOWNA – One year after a Kelowna woman was found murdered in her Glenmore home, RCMP are still no closer to identifying a suspect.
The body of Theresa Ashley Neville was found by paramedics shortly after midnight June 18 and an autopsy revealed Neville was murdered.
Frank Schlief says he rented the home to Neville, who lived there with her two daughters and partner, who he believes worked as a bailiff. Schlief describes the family as "low-key," and saw the four of them together only a handful of times.
Neither Frank nor his father Horst, who lives next to the home, recognize the man in a sketch released by police.
The Schliefs are among many neighbours questioned by police during the investigation. They say they had no reason to pay extra attention to the family and called them good tenants who always paid the rent on time and kept their yard tidy.
“I saw her three times maybe in the six months she lived there,” Frank says.
He believes Neville stayed at home to look after her two daughters, ages eight and 10. Horst says he heard Neville’s daughters were from a previous relationship and that she was going through a break-up before she moved to Glenmore.
“She was just a quiet woman, I think she didn't want to be seen too much,” he says, but noted he often saw her partner going in and out of the home. “He was there every day, in and out... he always had a handful of papers,” he says.
Kelowna RCMP released a composite sketch of an unknown man seen in the area on June 18.
The man is described as a darker skinned male, possibly aboriginal, with long, shoulder length black hair, slim features and narrow face with high cheekbones. He was wearing all black clothing.
Police continue to actively investigate the murder and are reaching out to the public for help.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst Meyers at 250-470-6326. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at crimestoppers.net or by texting to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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