Monday, March 10, 2014

Crime News

Cold Case Solved

Rosedale man arrested and charged in 2008 murder

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD

 

A photo of Michael Scullion provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

 

n the early morning hours of Thursday April 10, 2008, 30 year old Michael Scullion of Chilliwack was last seen outside the Harrison Crossroads Inn located at the 5900 block of the Lougheed Highway in Agassiz, British Columbia. Later that same day, Michael failed to show up for work or pick up his daughter and his family reported him missing the following day.

 

A missing personís investigation began by the Agassiz RCMP General Investigation Section and within a few days, investigators determined Michaelís disappearance was likely as the result of foul play. On April 15, 2008 the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of the investigation and worked with the Agassiz RCMP to determine the circumstances of Michael Scullionís disappearance.

In March 2012 the IHIT Cold Case Team took conduct of the investigation and on March 7, 2014, nearly six years after Michael went missing; 45 year old Richard MacInnes of Rosedale, British Columbia was arrested and charged. Mr. MacInnes is charged with the 2nd degree murder of Michael Scullion and also with indignity to human remains. Mr. MacInnes is making his first court appearance today, March 10, 2014 in the Chilliwack Provincial Court.

Michael's body has never been recovered. "In this circumstance, our Cold Case investigators were able to obtain sufficient evidence to support that Michael Scullion was no longer alive and there was no other reasonable explanation for him being missing other than him being the victim of a homicide." said Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.

 

A thank-you message from the Scullion Family
ďI would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my family to say thank-you to the many people who have shown their love, support and understanding to help us deal with this horrible situation. We would also like to give a special thank-you to the RCMP and IHIT for never giving up. We are very grateful, thank-you.Ē said Michael Scullionís father Lou Scullion.
 

 

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