The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of a 28-year-old woman from Belgium.
Background: On August 22, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m., the RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence north of Boston Bar near Highway 1. Police arrived to find the body of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis (pictured) and determined that she was the victim of homicide. IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.
A man was arrested at the scene in connection to the homicide and later released from police custody.
IHIT continues to actively investigate the murder of Miss Sakkalis in partnership with the Hope RCMP, the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service.
Miss Sakkalis was a Belgian national travelling in Canada at the time of her death. Investigators believe she was hitchhiking from the Penticton area on August 22, 2018 and heading to Vancouver.
“IHIT would like to speak with anyone that provided Miss Sakkalis a ride between Penticton and Boston Bar on August 22, 2018,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT. “Amelie’s family has been notified of her murder and we urge anyone with information to come forward immediately to help provide answers.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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