An Oliver man is now charged in connection with the murder a Belgian woman who was traveling in Canada.
The body of 28 year old Amelie Sakkalis was found August 22nd north of Boston Bar near Highway 1.
It was believed she was hitchhiking from Penticton to Vancouver the same day she was found.
Detective with the Integrated Homicide Investigation team and its partner agencies arrested a suspect Friday.
Twenty-seven year old Sean McKenzie is now charged with first degree murder and is to appear in BC Provincial Court on Wednesday, September 19th.
“IHIT investigators worked relentlessly to secure and compile the evidence for charge approval and today’s outcome would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our partners,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT. “Amelie’s family in Belgium was notified of the developments in her case and IHIT hopes this will assist them in their healing process.”
Anyone with information, who has not already come forward to police, is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).