British Columbia

Police investigate West Kelowna double homicide

RCMP say they're hoping the public will help solve a double homicide, after a young couple was killed in West Kelowna on Monday night.
Jeremy Daniel Snow and Tiffany June Goruk were found dead in West Kelowna Monday night. (Facebook)

RCMP in British Columbia say they're hoping the public will help solve a double homicide, after a young couple was killed in West Kelowna on Monday night.

Tiffany June Goruk, 30 and boyfriend Jeremy Daniel Snow, 33, both of West Kelowna, were found dead in a sport-utility vehicle outside a condominium complex in the 2700 block of Auburn Road.

The black SUV appeared to have crashed into a parking lot lamp post, but investigators determined their deaths were not caused by the collision.

A man was seen fleeing the vehicle and police dogs were used to track the man over several kilometres, but he was not found.

A Facebook page created in Goruk's memory indicates she was mother of two young sons. She had no criminal record.

Meanwhile, Snow was already well-known to police.

Criminal record

In 2008, Snow was investigated in the death of a 27-year-old Vernon resident who was allegedly shot and killed in a targeted attack.

Snow was never charged, but less than a year later, he was caught in a DEA sting operation, flying marijuana and ecstasy by helicopter into Northern Idaho for organized crime.

Snow received a surprisingly lenient jail term — less than four years — and the privilege of serving some of that time in a Canadian prison.

Snow was transferred to Canada in 2011 and got out of jail last year.

A Facebook page in his memory indicates that he was the father of a young daughter.

Police ask that anyone with information relating to the deaths contact West Kelowna RCMP at (250) 768-2880 or via Crime Stoppers.