Statement by Insp. Mike Kurvers on Pamela Napoleon
Fort St John
2017-10-30 10:15 PDT
- Good afternoon, I'm Inspector Mike Kurvers, Detachment Commander of the Fort Saint John RCMP.
- Firstly, on behalf of the RCMP, I would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to Pamela's family for their tragic loss. They have been supportive of our investigation and I cannot begin to imagine what a mix of emotions this day, and this announcement brings them.
- I am here today to represent the dozens of investigators and support staff who have worked tirelessly on the suspicious death investigation of Pamela Napoleon, over the last 3 years.
- As mentioned by Insp. Cocks, our ultimate goal was to honour Pamela's memory by making sure we gathered sufficient evidence to arrest the person responsible for her death and secure a charge.
- Investigations such as these are complex, and often not without challenges.
- There are hundreds of pieces of forensic evidence to work through, interviews to conduct and tips to follow up on.
- While we conduct our investigation, a family and a whole community is left to mourn the loss of their loved one, looking for answers as to why and how their family member, could be the victim of such a senseless crime.
- Over these last three years, investigators took the necessary time and commitment until enough evidence led to a single suspect.
- We absolutely support and welcomed this rigorous approach which has led us now to the arrest and charge of Leon Wokeley.
- I know that this announcement will never bring Pamela back ; I can only hope it brings some comfort and answers to her family and the community.
- We will continue to provide support to Pamela's family and those who knew and loved her.
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