Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Two people die at home after apparent murder-suicide in Peachland – West Kelowna News

Update: 6:35 PM

A resident of the Garaway Place neighborhood in Peachland, where two people died after a homicide-suicide, says the home’s occupant is now filled with forensic investigators.

,[He] He was a very quiet person, kept to himself,” said Cindy Breuer. “He was not friendly with anyone, he had no friends here and he lived with his youngest son … he took his place. Used to care, had a dog – they biked all the time and he was just a nice guy. It’s really sad.”

He said that the police simultaneously cordoned off the road on Monday afternoon and surrounded the house.

“It happened fast. Before I could understand anything, there were policemen all around.”

“My husband was going to the dog park with the dog and he stopped at the police car and he told me to enter the house and lock the doors and stay inside. Then the next thing I know, the police are at the back door. “

“It’s so close to home. It’s a quiet little place we have here… Everyone’s a little nervous and afraid of what might happen next. Like, yeah, we’re a very quiet and close neighborhood. Everyone’s on the edge.” is on.”

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Update 1:50 PM

Police have confirmed two people killed in a house in Peachland, apparently a murder-suicide.

The RCMP received a report at 4:30 pm on Monday that said a woman had received a call from her friend saying a murder had taken place and that they were contemplating self-harm.

Officers determined that the call was related to a home in Peachland at 6033 Garaway Place. Police surrounded the house and set up a containment perimeter, but were unable to contact people inside.

Strategic officers entered the house around 6:20 pm and found a man dead, who appeared to be injuring himself with a weapon nearby. Another person was also found dead in the house.

“The two men are believed to have known each other and that there is no further danger to the public,” RCMP spokesman Don Roberts said.

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The RCMP says they will work with the BC Coroners Service to identify the dead and the exact cause of death.

B.C.’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigation Office, has also been called to determine whether police action contributed to the deaths. The IIO investigates all incidents of death or grievous hurt involving the police, even if there is an allegation of wrongdoing.


Original 12:50 PM

Two people died at a home in Peachland, which was the site of a major police response on Monday afternoon.

The RCMP responded to a house at 6033 Garaway Place at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, with neighbors reporting that tactical officers were seen with weapons around the house.

Officers eventually forced to enter the house, broke down the front door, found two bodies.

A Mountie present at the scene on Tuesday confirmed that two people had died. Forensic investigators remain at the site.

More information is expected from the South East District Head Crime Unit today.

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