IIO is Investigating an Incident in Lumby (2024-097)

Case: 2024-097 Incident Date: December 18, 2023 Detachment: Lumby Location: Lumby Agency: RCMP Detachment: Vernon Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating the police response to a December 2023 incident in Lumby.

Information provided by the RCMP states that in December 2023, the Lumby and Vernon detachments received a report indicating concern for the safety of a woman.

The woman was subsequently located deceased on April 14, 2024.

Investigations into the woman’s death are now being conducted by the RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit and the BC Coroners Service.

The IIO investigation will now seek to determine what if any role police action or inaction may have played in the woman’s death.

Given the complexity of all investigations into this matter, no further information will be provided at this time.

The IIO is asking any person who has relevant information about the incident to please contact the IIO Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.


The IIO is the Independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.


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