Update (April 3, 1:25 p.m.):
A Vancouver man has been arrested and charged for the murder of his mother in Squamish.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) stated at 1:20 p.m. today (April 3) that the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) apprehended 21-year-old Ryan Grantham in Vancouver and took him into custody for the alleged murder of 64-year-old Barbara Waite.
Squamish RCMP had found Waite’s body at her residence in the 40000 block of Government Road in Squamish after a family member reported discovering her dead inside the home (see original article below) on April 1.
Grantham was arrested shortly after the report of the body and he has since been charged with second-degree murder.
IHIT investigators, along with Sea to Sky RCMP and the VPD, are continuing to collect evidence.
Grantham will make his next appearance in provincial court in Vancouver on April 9.
Anyone with information, who have yet to come forward to police, is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Original article (April 3, 11:15 a.m.):
The suspicious death of a woman in Squamish has prompted a homicide investigation to determine what happened.
Sea to Sky RCMP stated on April 2 that Squamish RCMP responded to a call to a home in the 40000 block of Government Road at 11:40 p.m. on April 1.
Officers arrived at the location to discover the body of a woman inside the residence.
Due to the suspicious nature of the death, RCMP contacted the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), which has taken over the case.
Investigators do not believe there is a risk to the public, and they may remain at the scene for several more days during the investigation.
No further details have been released about the individual or the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.