Benjamin Reichert

Benjamin Reichert

Body found was that of missing man

The body of Benjamin Reichert was found - he was reported missing to police on Jan. 2.

  • Jan. 5, 2017 6:00 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP have confirmed that the body of a man reported missing earlier this week was discovered downtown Tuesday evening.

On Jan. 3 at about 5:30 p.m., police discovered the body of a deceased man on an undeveloped lot near the intersection of Clement Avenue and Ellis Street in downtown Kelowna.

“Investigators have positively identified the male discovered,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“We are very saddened to confirm that the deceased male is in fact 39-year-old Benjamin Reichert (who was reported missing to police on Jan. 2nd). We extend our deepest condolences to Benjamin’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

O’Donaghey says the man’s family requests their privacy be respected as they come to grips with the loss of a loved one.

“The investigation has now been turned over to the BC Coroners Service as Reichert’s death is not believed to be suspicious in nature,” adds O’Donaghey.

“RCMP will continue to support the BC Coroners Service in their investigation.”