Fraser Valley RCMP was called to a residence in the 42000 block of Yarrow Central Road, in the early morning hours of February 24, 2016. Police gained entry to the residence, where they found one woman deceased as a result of suspicious circumstances.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of this investigation.
Just after 10:30 pm on Friday March 4, 2016, 19 year old Clayton Jacob Warkentin was arrested without incident for 1st degree murder, in connection with the death of the 51 year old Chilliwack woman.
The victim and suspect are known to each other. The incidents leading up to this homicide appear to be domestic related however as this matter is now before the courts no further information will be released.
“Public safety was paramount in this investigation. This is a situation where investigators working in partnership with UFVRD RCMP were able to put the pieces together and in just over one week obtain the grounds to make an arrest. “says Sgt. Stephanie Ashton.
Clayton Warkentin remains in custody and will appear in Chilliwack court on Monday.