British Columbia

3 men charged with first degree murder in death of Michael Bonin

Ryan Watt, 26, Joshua Fleurant, 20, and 27-year-old Jared Jorgenson have all been charged in relation to the April 2017 death.

Bonin's body was found on a forest road north of Hope last April

Three men have been charged with first degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Prince George man Michael Bonin. (IHIT)

Three men have been charged with the first-degree murder of 20-year-old Michael Bonin according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Ryan Watt, 26, Joshua Fleurant, 20, and 27-year-old Jared Jorgenson will be appearing before a provincial court judge today. 

Bonin's body was found on a rural forest road north of Hope, B.C., on April 20, 2017.

Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT says in a statement that Bonin was from Rycroft, Alta.

IHIT says in a release that it can't get into the specifics surrounding evidence or motive because the case is now before the courts but investigators believe the homicide was not random.

Investigators also released a statement from Bonin's mother saying he was a loving, helpful and loyal young man who had lots to live for and she hopes those responsible for taking his life are held accountable. 

With files from The Canadian Press