Four people have now been arrested in connection to the 2012 murder of Fribjon Bjornson.
Bjornson, 28, was reported missing on January 21, 2012. On January 23 the blue 1990 Chevrolet pickup he was driving was located near Fort St. James.
On February 2, 2012, North District Major Crime investigators confirmed that human remains found in a vacant property in Fort St James on the Nak’azdli reserve were identified as Fribjon Bjornson.
Bjornson’s head was found, but his body is still missing.
The arrests of four people were made over the weekend, after a lengthy investigation by North District Major Crime Unit.
Wesley Dennis Duncan, 27, is charged with Second Degree Murder. Jesse Darren Bird, 31, is charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder & Indignity to Human Remains. James David Charlie, 23, is charged with Indignity to Human Remains. Teresa Marie Charlie, 21, is charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder.
RCMP say that more arrests could be made as the investigation is still active and ongoing.
“Our Major Crime investigators have been working extremely hard over the past year in order to identify and charge those responsible for this horrific crime. They have been working closely with the Bjornson family and though these arrests cannot bring Fribjon back, it can give some much needed closure to end the nightmare they have been living,” says Cst. Lesley Smith, North District media relations officer.
All four people will be making their first court appearance today.
Bjornson leaves behind two children.