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Four charged in death of 28-year-old Fribjon Bjornson

By Contributor
November 19th, 2013

The North District Major Crime Unit are confirming that four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Fribjon Bjornson.

Fribjon Bjornson, from Vanderhoof, was reported missing on January 21, 2012.

On January 23rd the blue 1990 Chevrolet pickup he was driving was located near Fort St. James.

On February 3, 2012 North District Major Crime investigators confirmed that human remains, a severed head was found about 60 kilometres away, was located in a vacant property in Fort St James on the Nak’azdli reserve.

The remains were identified as Fribjon Bjornson.

The arrests were made over the weekend, after a lengthy investigation by North District Major Crime Unit. The following individuals and their charges are listed below;

  • Wesley Dennis DUNCAN, age 27, is charged with Second Degree Murder.
  • Jesse Darren BIRD, age 31, is charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder & Indignity to Human Remains.
  • James David CHARLIE, age 23, is charged with Indignity to Human Remains.
  • Teresa Marie CHARLIE, age 21, is charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder.

RCMP advise that more arrests could be made as the investigation is still active and ongoing.

Our Major Crime investigators have been working extremely hard over the past year in order to identify and charge those responsible for this horrific crime,” said Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations Officer.

“They have been working closely with the Bjornson family and though these arrests cannot bring Fribjon back, it can give some much needed closure to end the nightmare they have been living.

As the investigation continues to move forward, no further details will be available at this time.

All four individuals will be made their first court appearance on Monday, (November 18) at the Prince George Law Courts in Prince George B.C.

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