Woman’s body found as police investigate Kamloops brothers’ double homicide
RCMP are investigating the discovery of the body of a woman on Wednesday June 9 at a house in Naramata.
This is the third Naramata homicide investigation in the past month after the bodies of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer were discovered on May 10 in a remote location in the Naramata Creek area.
Police discovered the woman’s body at a house on the 3900 block of 3 Street in Naramata just before 5 p.m. Wednesday while investigating the murders of the Fryer brothers.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said officers found the house to be unsafe, but no one opened the door, so they entered the residence to check on the well-being of the occupants. Once inside, the body of an adult female was discovered. Shoihet said his death was under a homicide investigation.
Police believe the woman’s death and the deaths of Carlo and Erick Fryer are targeted acts related to drug and gang activity.
“Investigators from the Southeast District and RCMP Major Crime Units in British Columbia work closely and regularly share information given the links between the homicides today and last month,” he said. said the RCMP superintendent said Sanjaya Wijayakoon.
“The investigation into the deaths of Erick and Carlos Fryer in May is progressing and we know their deaths were not a random act and likely related to local drug and gang related activity.”
Police said last month they did not believe the murders of the brothers were linked to gang activity in the Lower Mainland.
Although a preliminary identification of the woman has been made, investigators continue to work with the BC Coroners Service. The homicide scene has been secured and investigators, along with forensic specialists, will be on hand to collect all the evidence.
“We know that the news of another homicide in the community of Naramata will be concerning,” said the superintendent. Brian Hunter of the Penticton RCMP. “These are targeted acts and this type of violence, linked to drug and gang activity, is not normal in our community. Additional police resources have been brought to the area and you can expect a stronger police presence in the days to come. Now is the time for anyone with information to come forward. “
Anyone with information, or may have a dash cam or other video footage, is urged to contact the Southeast District Major Crime Hotline at 1-877-987-8477.
After the murders of the brothers in May, stepmother Dawn March told KTW via email:
“Carlo and Erick Fryer were beloved members of the family. Erick was kind, generous, athletic and the first person to help his family and friends. He was the big brother that all of his siblings wanted to date. He was a strong son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
“Carlo was gentle, gentle and a star ball player. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father. He was a strong son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
“Our family is devastated by this tragic loss and wants the boys to be remembered as the happy and amazing family that they were.”