First degree murder charges for North Okanagan woman

59-year-old woman charged in Round Lake suspicious death incident

A 59-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with first degree murder after a police investigation into a suspicious death in the North Okanagan.

On July 30, 2020, North Okanagan Rural RCMP were called to a home on Emery Louis Road, near Round Lake on Okanagan Indian Band land, after the remains of a 55-year-old man were found inside.

Lynda Saundry, 59, has been formally charged with the first degree murder of 55-year-old Barry Jones of the North Okanagan.

The investigation has progressed to a point where the BC Prosecution Service has approved a charge of first degree murder against Ms. Saundry,” BC RCMP Major Crimes Operations Officer Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon said Aug. 4, 2020.

“The accused and the victim were known to one another and our major crime investigators are now focusing on preparing for the judicial process.”

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-986-8477.

READ MORE: RCMP investigate ‘suspicious’ death near Round Lake

READ MORE: New Lake Country fire hall breaks ground


@caitleerach
Caitlin.clow@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COLUMN: COVID-19 statistics are the stories of people

This pandemic is ultimately about people, not just about numbers

Morning Start: One Year on Uranus Is 84 Years on Earth

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Okanagan College expands ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ to all students this fall

Wellness Wednesday workshops are designed to be psycho-educational

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

Kelowna RCMP seize drugs, weapons from downtown residence

Search warrant was in relation to an active criminal investigation into suspected drug trafficking

‘Won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving:’ Trudeau says COVID-19 2nd wave underway

In all, COVID-19 has killed about 9,250 people in Canada

EDITORIAL: Clearing the smoke

Wildfires have resulted in heavy smoke and poor air quality

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Kelowna man’s child porn collection ‘traversed the spectrum of depravity,’ court hears

Terry Krock was caught in possession of between 7,000 and 12,000 child porn files

COVID-19 exposure at Merritt pub

The exposure happened on Sept. 19 at the pub of the Coldwater Hotel

UPDATE: Person safely pulled from Vernon creek culvert

First responders from multiple agencies assist in getting individual out of the creek

Police watchdog investigating after man injured in Penticton RCMP cells

Man suffers serious injuries after being lodged into cells at the detachment

Most Read