NEWS RELEASE · 10th October 2011
One male is in custody and charged in Kitimat fatal attack
North District Major Crime Unit and Kitimat RCMP along with additional resources are actively investigating a serious fatal assault that occurred Sunday morning.
On Sunday October 9, 2011 Kitimat RCMP responded to a call around 7:00 am of an alleged Break and Entry with assault in the Whitesails area of Kitimat. Upon attendance police determined that a man and a woman in their mid 40’s had been assaulted and required immediate medical assistance.
A short time after police attended the residence a male was located nearby and was arrested without incident. Currently a 19 year old male is in custody and has been charged with 2nd degree murder, aggravated assault, and break and enter with intent. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Terrace Provincial Court on Tuesday October 11th.
Currently the Kitimat RGMP, along with North District Major Crime, Forensic Identification, Regional GIS and E Division Serious Crime Unit are involved in the Investigation. At this time police are actively working to determine the motive and relationship, if any, between the victims and suspect. However, investigators have not ruled out the possibility that was a random attack. Police remain at the scene and are canvassing the area for any additional information.
Anyone with any information in connection with this Investigation is asked to call the Kitimat RCMP at (250) 632-7111.
Comment by Marlene on 12th October 2011
Shocking news - the loss of a great family unit -such useless pain. Lord have mercy on us all in this fruitless desecration of what is beautiful!
Marlene Sarich - Victoria
Comment by Jocelyn on 11th October 2011
What sad news from Kitimat! This will be difficult for the family and the community... My heart goes out to all of you XXO
Comment by Susie Abreu on 10th October 2011
My prayers go out to the family. Teresa was an amazing woman. She helped me with my first house purchase and 2 car purchases. I just recommended her as my favourite person at Scotia Bank on a phone survey last week. She was always smiling and took the time to say hello. She will be sadly missed.