Youth arrested in Chassidy Charlie murder

A 17-year-old male has been arrested and charged with second degree murder relating to the death of Chassidy Charlie.

A 17-year-old male has been arrested and charged with second degree murder relating to the death of Chassidy Charlie.

The accused was reportedly known to the victim and also lived in the Burns Lake, B.C. area.

RCMP announced the arrest today, after a lengthy investigation into 17-year-old Charlie’s death. The body of Chassidy Charlie was found in her home on January 26, 2011.

The North District Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Burns Lake RCMP, arrested the young male.

“The North District Major Crime Unit would like to thank the citizens of the Burns Lake community and the Cheslatta Carrier Nation for their patience and assistance during this investigation”, says Cpl. John Grierson of the North District Major Crime Unit in the release. “We recognize that this tragedy affected the entire community and we hope that this arrest can bring some peace to the families and friends who knew Chassidy Charlie.”

The Smithers Regional Crown Counsel office has approved a charge of second degree murder against the youth, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. A court date has yet to be determined.