The Oliver RCMP attended to a disturbance at a home on the Osoyoos Indian Band Reserve in the 33,000 block of Black Sage Rd just North of Osoyoos, Saturday afternoon on February 19th, as a result of a 911 call from the residence. On police arrival, RCMP officers located 20 yr old Reece Dillenger LOUIE laying outside of the residence suffering from serious injuries and bleeding. Reece LOUIE died later, on Saturday night. Investigators have classified the death as a homicide.
Investigators believe that 22 yr old Kyle Louie killed his younger brother. Oliver RCMP officers located and arrested Kyle LOUIE without incident early Saturday evening in Oliver. Kyle LOUIE was initially arrested for aggravated assault, which was then upgraded to murder, when it was learnt that the victim had died. Kyle LOUIE remained in custody and appeared before the courts this Monday afternoon in Penticton.
“The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit continue to lead this investigation with the assistance of members of South Okanagan Regional Detachments of Penticton and Oliver.The autopsy examination is scheduled to take place on Tuesday February 22nd at the Penticton Regional Hospital which it’s findings will assist the investigators in establishing the cause of death. Our local investigators have also sought the expertise from the Alberta RCMP “K” Division Forensic Section, in order to complete a thorough examination of the scene, by bringing in an expert specializing in blood splatter examination. ” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk.