Police identify woman whose death may be connected to murder of Kamloops brothers

The body of Kathleen Richardson was found in a home in Naramata on June 9. Mounties have said they believe the death of Richardson is connected to the deaths of Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer, whose bodies were discovered on May 10 in a remote location in the Naramata Creek area.

Police have released the name of the woman whose death in Naramata is believed to be connected to the murders of two Kamloops brothers, whose bodies were found in the area in May.

The body of Kathleen Richardson, 57, of Naramata was found in a home in the South Okanagan community on June 9.

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Mounties have said they believe the death of Richardson is connected to the deaths of Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer, whose bodies were discovered on May 10 in a remote location in the Naramata Creek area. Police have said all three deaths are likely connected to the local drug trade and gang activity.

Carlo Fryer Erick Fryer
Social media posts have noted the deep connection to, and love of, the local slo-pitch community by Carlo (left) and Erick Fryer. The brothers’ bodies were found near Naramata on May 10. Police say the siblings were likely targeted and their deaths are connected to the drug trade and gang activity.

“We are releasing Kathleen’s name in order to help further the ongoing investigation,” BC RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts said. ““Investigators want to speak to anyone who had dealings with Kathleen in the days before her death. Understanding her movements or activities will help continue to move this investigation forward.”

In addition, police are also asking for any dash-cam video from anyone who was driving in the Naramata area from Monday, June 6, through Wednesday, June 9.

Anyone with information about the deaths of Richardson or the Fryer brothers is asked to contact the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit tipline at 1-877-987-8477.

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