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Body removed from Hiawatha Mobile Home park

Police are investigating a suspicious death at Hiawatha Mobile Home park in Kelowna, April 1, 2014.
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April 03, 2014 - 2:45 PM

KELOWNA - RCMP Serious Crimes investigators cordoned off a home at Hiawatha Mobile Home park in Kelowna after finding a body inside Tuesday morning.

At about 9 a.m. April 1, Mounties received a request to check the welfare of a Kelowna woman on the 3700 block of Lakeshore Road. The woman was found inside, dead, and her death was deemed suspicious.

Police have been on site all day searching the property and surrounding area with the help of a police services dog. An RCMP helicopter circled the area in the early afternoon and at about 4 p.m. six additional police vehicles arrived. The police services dog was taken out of the area but is back and waiting to be put to use as officers continue to search adjacent properties.

Const. Kris Clark says there is no immediate danger to neighbours.

There are no other details from police at this time.

A police investigation is underway at Unit #9 at Hiawatha Mobile Home park, April 1, 2014.
A police investigation is underway at Unit #9 at Hiawatha Mobile Home park, April 1, 2014.
Image Credit: Contributed

Image Credit: Contributed

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Const. Meyers at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— Attributions in photos were changed at 4:06 p.m. to tag them as "contributed".

— This story was updated at 4:31 p.m. to include information from an RCMP press release and reporter at the scene, Adam Proskiw.

— Based on a tip from one of the neighbours, the time the body was removed was erroniously reported as 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

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