This man was searching Kelowna schools looking for a student, now police want to know why

KELOWNA - Police have questions for the man in the photo above and need your help to identify him.

In a release, Kelowna RCMP call him a 'person of interest' in an odd investigation. On Oct. 20 at 9:17 a.m. police were called about 'suspicious circumstances' when the man showed up at several Kelowna schools in a beige or white Mercedes four-door sedan. 

"RCMP have spoken with students and staff and believe that the man was searching for a student," RCMP spokesperson Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says in the release. "At this time it is unclear what the man’s intentions were, however RCMP and officials with the Central Okanagan School District are taking the matter seriously."

He is described as a Caucasian man, between 18 to 21 years old. He is 5'10" tall and 190 lbs. with short brown hair and had facial stubble. He was wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and a camouflage baseball hat. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Georgina Josefsson, School Liaison Officer (SLO), of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

— Editor's Note: Photos have been removed from this story on Oct. 25 after a police update confirmed the events were not suspicious.

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