Monday, August 11, 2008

Nanaimo RCMP lay First Degree Murder Charges

First degree murder charges laid
after discovery of body in water

Charges of first degree murder have been laid against 20 year old Stephen John BOSCH in connection with the discovery of a body in the waters off of Nanaimo on August 4.The victim has been identified as 40 year old Mark Hanly of Nanaimo. Mr Hanly was at the time of his death living on the streets of Nanaimo and had been for some time.

BOSCH was arrested in Parksville by Nanaimo RCMP in the early hours of August 7 and has been in custody since. A bail hearing was held last night at the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment at which time BOSCH was formally charged with first degree murder. He was remanded into custody and was transported to court this morning and will be making an appearance in Nanaimo Supreme court some time today.

With respect to the vessel reported on by local media, investigators have confirmed it is involved. Also a “significant event” took place onboard the vessel and forensic evidence was obtained by RCMP Forensic specialists.

The investigation is continuing and no further information will be released at this time.


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