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Investigation underway after body of West Kelowna man found in Vernon

August 02, 2020 - 2:25 PM

A West Kelowna man was found dead inside a vehicle parked near downtown Vernon early Saturday afternoon, and the RCMP and Coroner's service are investigating.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded Aug. 1 at 12:46 p.m., to a report of a man slumped in the driver’s seat of a suspicious vehicle parked in a lot situated in the 3300-block of 24 Avenue.

"First responders attended the scene where they located a deceased man inside the Ford Freestar minivan," Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said in a press release.

"Criminality is not suspected in the 39-year-old West Kelowna man’s sudden death and the BC Coroners Service has been notified."

The BC Coroners Service is also investigating, O'Donaghey said.

"It is conducting an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means he came to an unexpected death," he said in the press release.

Neither the RCMP nor the BC Coroners Service has any additional information for release on this matter.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171.

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