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RCMP confirm suspicious death in Kelowna was a homicide

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Police have identified the man who was found dead outside his Kelowna home on Sunday and have confirmed the suspicious death is now being investigated as a homicide.

Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance in the 1700 block of Highway 33 in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood at approximately 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. When RCMP officers and B.C. Emergency Health Services arrived on scene, they found a body of a man outside of a residence.

“We are identifying the deceased as 27-year-old Kelowna resident Matthew Cholette,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in an RCMP media release.

“This is being done in the hopes of advancing our investigation. We urge anyone who witnessed or has knowledge of this crime to come forward and speak with major crime investigators immediately."

A 32-year-old woman was arrested at the scene, but she has since been released with no charge as the investigation continues, RCMP said.

READ MORE: Suspect arrested following suspicious death in Kelowna

This was an isolated incident and RCMP do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.

Anyone with information on the matter can call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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