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Body of missing Penticton woman recovered

The body of missing Penticton woman  Olivene Bourke was recovered in Skaha Lake on Saturday, March 9. - Steve Kidd/Western News
The body of missing Penticton woman Olivene Bourke was recovered in Skaha Lake on Saturday, March 9.
— image credit: Steve Kidd/Western News

The body of a missing 81-year-old Penticton woman has been recovered.

Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said police recovered the body of Olivene Bourke on Saturday morning in Skaha Lake near the river channel.

“No foul play is suspected and the investigation has been turned over to B.C. Coroners Service,” said Dellebuur.

Bourke was reported missing after she was last seen March 6 near Cherry Lane shopping centre.

On March 7, Penticton RCMP with the assistance of Penticton and Area Search and Rescue concentrated their search in the area near Skaha Lake Road and Channel Parkway as information was provided to police that Bourke may have been seen near that area.

The search crew then located personal effects belonging to Bourke on the shore of Skaha Lake near the river channel. As a result, RCMP divers were called in and spent Friday and the morning of Saturday searching the waters of Skaha Lake.

 

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