Police confirm man’s death is a homicide

A man found deceased in a vehicle in West Kelowna has been identified as Tura Stephen McCarty of Summerland.

Tura Stephen McCarty

Tura Stephen McCarty

A man found deceased in a vehicle in West Kelowna has been identified as Tura Stephen McCarty of Summerland.

On Jan. 6 at 11:23 a.m. the West Kelowna RCMP were called to the area of Bear Creek Road, approximately two kilometres past Parkinson Road, for a report of a body found inside a vehicle.

RCMP have confirmed the 22-year-old’s death as a homicide and are asking the public for help determining the final moments of his life.

“The RCMP strongly believe that this was not a random attack and recognizes how crimes of this nature are disturbing to the members of the community,” said Superintendent Nick Romanchuk, officer in charge of the Kelowna Regional Detachment. “I would like to assure the public that all the resources necessary for an investigation of this magnitude are in place and that every effort is being made to identify and apprehend the suspect as quickly as possible.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or who had been in contact with McCarty during the evening of Jan. 5 and early morning hours of Jan. 6 is asked to call Cpl. Clayton Wiebe of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.