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October 27, 2017 5:56 pm

P.G. Man Identified as Homicide Victim Near Hope

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 7:11 PM

Prince George, B.C. –  A body discovered earlier this week on a forest service road north of Hope,  has been identified as that  of a  young man from Prince George.

The body of  20 year old Michael Walter Bonin of Prince George, was discovered  early  on April 20th.  Based on the evidence at scene, the investigation was quickly deemed a homicide and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct.

IHIT investigators are working closing with the UFVRD, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the BC Coroner’s Service.

From the evidence gathered so far, the homicide appears to be targeted. It remains early in the investigation, and police are working to establish what occurred leading up to the homicide. It is unknown if the location where Mr. Bonin’s body was located was where the murder occurred.

Cpl. Meghan FOSTER of IHIT says, “As the investigation is its early stages, there remain many unanswered questions. Anyone with information about Mr. Bonin’s homicide is asked to contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



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