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RCMP need help in Rutland suspicious death investigation

Christopher Ausman's body was found on the sidewalk in the 100 block of Highway 33 early in the morning on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014. The RCMP are trying to piece together the last hours of the 32 year old Kelowna resident's life.
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January 28, 2014 - 10:53 AM

VICTIM IDENTIFIED

KELOWNA – The RCMP Serious Crime Unit needs more information about the last hours of the life of Christopher Ausman’s, 32.

His body was found on the sidewalk in the 100 block of Highway 33 in Rutland at 2:06 a.m. Saturday.

Police aren’t saying the Kelowna man was murdered. They will only say that his death is suspicious.

A clerk at the nearby Subway heard that he had been stabbed. Given the amount of blood at the crime scene that may have been the case. The RCMP haven’t released Ausman’s cause of death.

A memorial page has been created on Facebook and Ausman's family and friends have been sharing pictures and memories. According to Facebook, he is survived by a young daughter.

Police want anyone with information about the case, or anyone who had been in contact with Ausman during the evening of Friday, Jan. 24 or the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 25, to call the Kelowna RCMP Tip Line at 250-470-6236.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leave a tip online, or text your tip to CRIMES (27637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email aproskiw@infotelnews.ca, call 250-718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiew.

- This story was updated at 1:12 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 to add Facebook details.

The sidewalk in the 100 block of Highway 33 where Christopher Ausman's, 32, body was found on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 has been power washed to removed the blood.
The sidewalk in the 100 block of Highway 33 where Christopher Ausman's, 32, body was found on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 has been power washed to removed the blood.

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