January Longe, a 21 year old woman, has been charged with Second Degree Murder in connection with the death of a 25 year old Bella Coola man.
On Saturday Nov. 5, Bella Coola RCMP responded to an altercation outside a residence in Bella Coola. Upon arrival police found one person unconscious and unresponsive at this location.
The individual was transported to Bella Coola Hospital by BC Ambulance, but was pronounced deceased upon arrival. North District Major Crime Unit, along with Prince Rupert Forensic Identification Section were called to assist Bella Coola RCMP with the homicide investigation.
Although it is early in the investigation, police say there is no fear to the general public as a result of this. Longe has been remanded in custody pending her next court appearance in Bella Coola on Wednesday Nov.9, 2016. No further details will be released at this time from the RCMP as they continue to investigate.
RCMP did not identify the 25 year old male victim but the Coast Mountain News has learned it was Malcom Tallio. His funeral took place in the community on Nov.14.