RCMP confirm no third party involved in couple’s death in West Kelowna

The bodies of Kimberley Ansell, left, and Marcello Verna were found in the area of Shannon Way and Westville Way at around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
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WEST KELOWNA – The deaths of a man and woman in West Kelowna last week may have been a murder-suicide, although the RCMP won’t come right out and say that.

The bodies of Kimberley Ansell, 31, and Marcello Verna, 20, were found in the area of Shannon Way and Westville Way at around 7 a.m., March 2. Their identities were only made available through social media.

“Our investigation has revealed no indication of any third party person involved. Both deceased knew each other and were believed to be involved in a relationship,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

O’Donaghey says an autopsy has been conducted and the findings confirm the sudden deaths are a tragic, isolated incident. The B.C. Coroners Service is now assisting in the investigation.

He says the weapon recovered at the scene was a firearm.

Ansell was a mother of two and Verna was a recent graduate from Immaculata High School in Kelowna.

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.


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