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21-year-old man charged with murder in mother’s death in Squamish, B.C.

Squamish RCMP says officers found a woman dead under suspicious circumstances while performing a welfare check in the 40000 block of Government Road on Wednesday.
Squamish RCMP says officers found a woman dead under suspicious circumstances while performing a welfare check in the 40000 block of Government Road on Wednesday. Squamish RCMP

A 21-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with his mother’s death, after she was found dead in Squamish on Wednesday night.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says Vancouver police arrested Ryan Grantham “a short time” after his mother, 64-year-old Barbara Waite, was found dead in her home.

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RCMP had gone to the home in the 40000 block of Government Road, shortly before midnight Wednesday, to conduct a welfare check.

Grantham is due in court in Vancouver on April 9.

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