Updated: RCMP no longer suspect death of Vernon woman is suspicious

West Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate the woman’s sudden death

Jordyn Kitchener - Credit: West Kelowna RCMP

Update: Aug. 14 3:30 p.m.

RCMP have now handed over the investigation, into the sudden death of 29-year-old Jordyn Kitchener, to the BC Coroners Service.

“Police no longer suspect criminality was involved in the death of Ms. Jordyn Kitchener,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “General Investigation Section investigators of the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment will continue to support the BC Coroners Service who have now taken lead on the investigation into her sudden death.”

The RCMP and Coroners Service have no further information available for release at this time.

Update: 4:40 p.m.

Cpl. Meghan Foster, West Kelowna RCMP gave a statement Friday at the West Kelowna RCMP detachment regarding the death of a Vernon woman.

The risk to the public is unknown, said Foster.

“Right now we don’t know what we’re dealing with… right now we don’t even know this is a homicide,” she said. “This is a suspicious death and we’re investigating it as such.”

Kitchener does not have a criminal record and is the mother of two children.

Original:

West Kelowna RCMP is asking for witnesses to come forward regarding a suspicious death of a Vernon woman.

On June 29, just after 7 a.m. the West Kelowna RCMP responded to call of a sudden death in the 1300 block of Ponderosa Road in West Kelowna. When police attended a nearby residence, they located a deceased woman whose death appeared suspicious. As a result, the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section was called to investigate, said an RCMP news release.

The woman has been identified as 29-year-old, Jordyn Kitchener from Vernon. Kitchener’s name has been released to further the police investigation. The West Kelowna RCMP are working with the BC Coroners Service to determine what led up to Kitchener’s death, the release said.

The investigation is in its early stages, and an autopsy is required to determine a cause of death for Kitchener. Until more details and facts surrounding Miss Kitchener’s death are determined the risk to the public remain unknown.

Cpl. Meghan Foster of the West Kelowna RCMP said “Kitchener was last seen at her home in Vernon at 7 p.m. on June 28. Investigators are asking anyone who knew her, or saw her after this time to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-2880, or should they wish to remain anonymous to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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