Arrest Made In The Annie DAVIS Murder Investigation

On July 24, 2009, a 24 year old male was arrested for the murder of Annie DAVIS which occurred on April 20, 2008 near Chetwynd, BC.

The arrest came after an extensive 14 month investigation conducted by the ?E? Division North District Major Crime Unit, the Chetwynd RCMP Detachment, and several other RCMP support units.

The male has been remanded in custody to appear in Dawson Creek Provincial Court on a later date. His name will be released after his first public court appearance.

Investigators would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation.

Background – Information previously released on May 11, 2008:

RCMP have now classified the death of a person discovered earlier this week as a homicide. The cause of death will not be released.

At approximately 7:45 PM on May 6, 2008, Chetwynd RCMP received a call of a found body on Jackfish Lake Road. Police responded and immediately cordoned off and secured the area. Investigators from North District Major Crime along with Police Dog Services and Forensic Identification Services were called in.

The victim has been identified as 46 year old Annie Lenore DAVIS of Chetwynd, BC, who was last seen on or about April 16, 2008. Annie would have turned 47 on May 8, 2008.

Police are asking anyone with information and particularly anyone who had contact with Annie on or about April 16, 2008, to contact the Chetwynd RCMP at (250) 788-9221 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Chetwynd, BC / Surrey, BC

***UPDATE***

Accused Murderer To Appear in Court

Patrick Sean RICHMOND, 24 years old of Chetwynd, appeared in Surrey Provincial Court yesterday, July 27th, 2009. RICHMOND has been remanded in custody to appear in Dawson Creek Provincial Court on or before August 4th, 2009.

Arrested in Surrey on July 24th, RICHMOND is accused of the murder on Annie Lenore DAVIS on April 20, 2008 near Chetwynd, BC.

If you have any information on this investigation, please contact your local detachment of the RCMP or call Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS (8477).

Cst. Craig Douglass

RCMP North District Media Liaison