A charge of first-degree murder has been laid against a 46-year-old man following a January 4th murder in 100 Mile House.
Mounties are releasing very few details of the killing but confirm that Michael Martel of 100 Mile House has been remanded in custody and will return to court on January 12th.
37-year-old Vesna Dumstrey-Soos of 100 Mile House has been identified as the victim.
The RCMP note the murder is believed to be an isolated incident, the victim and attacker knew each other, and officials are confident the community is not at risk.
In 2007, her sister Tanya Dumstrey-Soos was was mauled to death by a tiger kept in an exotic animal zoo in the Cariboo.