Murder Suicide in Moberly Lake Area

The Chetwynd RCMP, RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating two suspicious deaths in the Moberly Lake area.
 
 “We are in the very early stages of this investigation and investigators are working to find out what happened inside the residence,” BC RCMP North District Media Relations Officer, Cst. Lesley Smith said last Friday.
 
On Nov. 23 at about  9:40 am, the Chetwynd RCMP responded to a complaint regarding two persons having been found deceased in a residence in the Moberly Lake area.
 
Upon arrival at that location, police located two persons in their residence who are believed to have passed away sometime overnight.
 
The deceased are Adina Rose Napoleon, aged 49, and Eugene Sochan, aged 52, both of Moberly Lake.
 
The cause of death in both cases was a gunshot wound. Investigation by the Coroners Service and the RCMP has concluded that Mr. Sochan fired one shot, which proved fatal to Ms. Napoleon, and then killed himself.
 
Alcohol and drugs appear to have been a factor in this incident.
 
The Coroners Service investigation is continuing. The RCMP has concluded their investigation into the deaths and is now assisting the Coroners Service as needed.
 
The South Peace ranks 35 out of the 78 LHA’s in suicide/homicide rates with a rate of 5.1. The crime rate is the number of offences per 1000 population.