Kelowna RCMP seeking public assistance in locating suspect



Kelowna RCMP confirms it is no longer seeking the public’s assistance to locate Lorence Williams.

The Kelowna RCMP wishes to thank the media and the general public for their assistance and tip information. Lorence Williams, previously identified as the suspect in a suspicious death investigation, was located early this evening and taken into custody by Kelowna RCMP thanks to a tip from the public.

“Our Serious Crime Unit continues to pursue all avenues of investigation into this suspicious death,” states Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP. “At this time, we do not believe there is any further threat to the public.”

Kelowna RCMP urges anyone with information about this investigation, to please contact the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit at (250) 762-3300.

Original Story:

Kelowna RCMP was called to a residence in the Rutland area on Sunday (May 30) just after 10:00 p.m., after an adult male was found deceased. 

"At this time, we are not releasing the name of the deceased," says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy. "However police believe that the victim and the suspect were known to one another."

The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit has assumed this investigation and is seeking the public's help in locating Lorence Williams, who is being considered a suspect in this death.

Williams is described as:

  • Black male
  • 40-years-old
  • Short black hair
  • 6'0"/183 cm
  • Thin build

"If Lorence sees or hears this, we ask him to contact the police of jurisdiction immediately," says Cpl. Noseworthy.

Should you encounter Williams, or have information regarding his whereabouts, do not approach him and immediately call 9-1-1.