The North District Major Crime Unit have confirmed that the death of two Vanderhoof residents is now a homicide investigation.
On Jan. 13, the Vanderhoof RCMP responded to a call regarding two persons having been found deceased in a residence. The residence, located on Silvermill Road, was secured as a crime scene and police have identified the victims as 29-year-old Blaine Albert Barfoot and 40-year-old Tara Lee Ann Williams.
RCMP confirmed that the couple were known to local police and lived a high-risk lifestyle.
"As part of the investigation, the police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying anyone who may have a recent injury to their arms or hands," said North District spokesperson Const. Lesley Smith. "We believe the injury may have occurred during this incident and are asking anyone with information to please call the RCMP."
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or if you would like to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at