Work colleagues confirmed Dale Atkinson was the person found dead at a Penticton home on June 12. Submitted photo

Penticton homicide victim identified

Work colleagues said the man found dead at a Penticton home was Dale Atkinson

Work colleagues of a man found dead in Penticton on Monday described him as a great person with a wonderful sense of humour.

Dale Atkinson, 63, was found dead at a residence on Woodlands Drive. RCMP said they were called the house before 5 a.m. on June 12 and the woman that was in a relationship with him was taken into custody.

Related: Details released regarding homicide

The following day RCMP, in consultation with Crown counsel, decided to release the woman with no charges and it was determined that public safety was not an issue in the matter.

Atkinson was a car salesman in Penticton.

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