November 07, 2012 - 11:29 AM
Police have arrested two people after a four-year murder investigation out of Salmon Arm.
Though the now 21-year-old female and 20-year-old male have been charged with first degree murder, they cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act because they were young when the crime was committed.
The arrests came after a nearly four-year RCMP investigation into the death of 22-year-old Tyler Myers of Salmon Arm. Myers was found Nov. 21, 2008 in the yard of Bastion Elementary school having succumbed to a gunshot wound.
Insp. Gary Shinkaruk of the E Division Major Crime Unit says investigators from the RCMP Unsolved Homicide Unit identified and arrested a man and a woman Nov. 5 alleged to be responsible for the murder. The two arrested are both from Salmon Arm, however one was picked up by RCMP in Vernon.
"Each of our investigators believes that murder victims deserve to have their case solved, no matter how long the file takes. These charges illustrate their dedication and hopefully will help Tyler's friends and family," says Insp. Shinkaruk.
The RCMP is not releasing details regarding the investigation now that the case is before the courts, though they confirmed the attack was not random and Myers knew the two accused.
The two accused will appear in Salmon Arm Provincial Court, Nov. 6. The investigation remains active and additional charges may be laid.
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