Six people charged in connection to Anahim Lake homicides


Six people charged in connection to Anahim Lake homicides

RCMP in B.C. say half a dozen people are facing charges following a double homicide on Boxing Day in Anahim Lake, in the central Interior.

Matthew Hennigar, 23, and Kalvin Andy, 22, were found dead after police responded to a report of shots being fired at a house at 11:53 p.m. PT on Dec. 26.

Prosecutors approved charges against the following six people:

  • Everett O’Reilly, 27, first-degree murder.
  • Christian Cracium, 28, second-degree murder.
  • Andrew Jongbloets, 25, second-degree murder.
  • Serena Rhem, 26, second-degree murder.
  • Lucille Mack, 33, manslaughter.
  • Stephen Mecham, 22, manslaughter.

Police said earlier they believed those arrested and those killed all knew each other.

Investigators are now trying to establish the whereabouts of O’Reilly, Jongbloets, Rhem, and Cracium from the time of the slayings until their arrests the following morning at 10 a.m.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Anahim Lake RCMP at 250-742-3211.