Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a fatal shooting involving two men at the Church of Christ on 5th Avenue and 5th Street SW on April 14th. Police said the church was hosting an event when a man entered and shot two of the parishioners.
Police arrived to find 2 men suffering from gunshot wounds. 78-year-old Gordon Parmenter died from his injuries, the other victim is expected to survive.
25-year-old Matrix Savage Gathergood, has been arrested and charged with First Degree murder, Aggravated assault, and Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offense.
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RCMP have released very little information surrounding the discovery of human remains on a Salmon River Road property.
RCMP investigators were executing a search warrant at a property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road when the remains were found on October 21st.
Police said the discovery is being treated as suspicious at this time. The Southeast District Major Crimes Unit has now taken over the investigation.
Ashley Simpson 32, has been missing since April 28. RCMP are now treating her disappearance as a possible homicide. Simpson had been working in Salmon Arm BC for the winter months, but was from St. Catherine’s ON.
Simpson told her family that she would be returning to Ontario for her sisters baby shower on May 15, when she didn’t show up the Police investigation began on May 16th. Police have said there has been no use on her bank account, and no social media presence since April 28.
The investigation is only in early stages. More to come…