Update: Riverdale actor charged in relation to the death of his mother Barbara Waite in Squamish BC

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating after RCMP located a deceased female after completing a welfare check on April 1st in the 40000-block of Government Rd in Squamish.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT.

The IHIT has identified the victim as 64-year-old Barbara Waite. Police said Waite died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Her 21-year-old son Riverdale Actor, Ryan Grantham, turned himself in, and has been charged with second-degree murder in her death. Grantham had no criminal record prior to his arrest.

Update September 23rd, 2022
According to reports, court records show Grantham recorded on a GoPro video after the murder, where he confesses to killing his mother and shows her body. The following day, he covered the body with a sheet, surrounded it with lit candles and hung a rosary from the piano, before driving east to Ottawa with guns, ammunition and Molotov cocktails. His plan was to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But he drove to Hope, B.C., with the idea of committing a mass shooting at Simon Fraser University or on the Lions Gate Bridge.

Grantham has who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, has been sentenced to life in prison with parole ineligibility of 14 years. 

The 2020 BC Homicide Victim List is available here.