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Kelowna RCMP identify man whose body was found after April house fire

Police have identified an April homicide victim as 23-year-old Kelowna man Michael Madsen.
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July 12, 2017 - 5:17 PM

KELOWNA - Police in Kelowna have now confirmed the identity of a man whose body was found in a home destroyed by a fire more than three months ago.

Kelowna RCMP say in a news release that Michael Madsen, 23, was found dead in the rubble of his burned down home in the 900 block of Stockwell Avenue on April 1.

He lived at the house with other men at the time. Police are treating his death as a homicide.

Michael Madsen was associated to this 1993 white Chevy Cavalier.
Michael Madsen was associated to this 1993 white Chevy Cavalier.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

Police say the detachment's serious crime unit and the B.C. Coroners Service have been engaged with Madsen's family since the beginning of the investigation.

RCMP are asking the public for information relating to any people Madsen may have been in contact with on Friday, March 31, or the early morning hours of April 1.

Madsen was associated to a 1993 white Chevy Cavalier.

Police say the investigation revealed Madsen's homicide was linked to the drug trade and organized crime. They ask the public to contact them if any identifiable organized crime groups are noticed in Kelowna.

Anyone with information that hasn't yet spoken with police is asked to contact Cpl. Judith Bertrand at 250-470-6327 or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police said in May that a death couldn't be classified as suspicious until the identity was confirmed.


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