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Trial moving ahead in murder on Okanagan Indian Band land

Peter Visintainer charged with first degree murder of Wolf-Ingo Rudolf Beyer

The man accused in an Okanagan Indian Band murder will go to trial.

Peter Michael Visintainer is committed to stand trial for the first-degree murder of Wolf-Ingo Rudolf Beyer.

Beyer was found dead on 6 Mile Creek Road on the Westside on May 29, 2022.

A preliminary inquiry wrapped up in the Vernon Law Courts Tuesday, June 27 into the matter.

Visintainer, born in 1961, will return to the courthouse Aug. 8, 2023 to fix a date for the trial.

After Beyer’s body was found, RCMP were interested in the whereabouts of his truck leading up to and after his death.

A witness discovered the body following an altercation with an unknown person who was driving recklessly.

“The vehicle may have been driving erratically or below the speed limit, and this may trigger the public’s memory of the vehicle,” said Insp. Brent Novakoski, Southeast District Senior Investigating Officer of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section.

The truck is a 2000 white, two-door, one-ton, Chevrolet flat-deck pickup. The vehicle has large after-market silver mirrors, and distinctive mud-flaps with ‘WOLF’ adorned on them.

“The vehicle is believed to have been in the West Kelowna, Kelowna, Armstrong, Enderby and Vernon areas,” Novakoski added.

Officers located the vehicle at a Vernon business on May 30 and determined it had been stolen and an arrest was made.

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