Father and son accused of killing teenage girl
Two B.C. men, a father and son, have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 14-year-old girl, whose remains were found in a remote area near Hope, B.C.,nearly a year ago.
Her bodywas found by a couple of hikers in a shallow grave in a wooded area just off the Coquihalla Highway at the Carolin Mines exit.
A forensic examination showed her body had probably been left there in the fall of 2005, said the RCMP.
Acorn was later identified through dental records.
The Lower Mainland's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in.
RCMP Insp. Wayne Rideout said the victim knew the two men.
Policeare asking anyone who has come in contact with the pair to come forward, as investigators think the two men may have been involved withother at-risk youth.
He also said West had been employed as a long-haul truck driver in B.C. and Alberta, often working and travelling with his son.
"We are aware that both men have been in the contact of youth at-risk in the past, and have engaged in contact and relationships with young women, runaways, street persons, things of that nature."
Police have taken the unusual step of releasing photographs of the two men.
The father and son were scheduled toappear in Chilliwack provincial court on Monday on charges of first-degree murder.