A 17-year previous Delta, B.C., woman who was discovered lifeless final December was not the sufferer of a murder, however a 22-year-old man remains to be dealing with expenses within the case, Delta police mentioned Friday.
Maaike Blom was reported lacking on Dec. 5, 2021 and located lifeless two days later in a house within the 2400 block of Falcon Approach in Delta, on Tsawwassen First Nation lands.
“Though the lack of Maaike will probably be everlasting, we hope that an arrest on this matter brings some type of solace to Maaike’s household, mates, and the neighborhood. We acknowledge that there’s nonetheless an extended highway of therapeutic forward for everybody concerned on this tragic state of affairs,” Deputy Delta Police Chief Harj Sidhu mentioned in a media launch.
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“The complexity of the investigation has taken a while to achieve this level, and we respect the endurance and assist of the Blom household and prolong our heartfelt condolences to them as they proceed to course of the lack of their daughter, Maaike.”
Police haven’t launched particulars about how the teenager died, save to say it was not a murder. On the time of her demise, police mentioned they have been treating it a suspicious.
Jimmy Eely, a 22-year-old who police say knew Maaike, is now dealing with 11 expenses together with interference or indignity to a physique and a number of gun and drug expenses.
Police say they won’t remark additional on the case because it proceeds by way of the courts.
Eely made a courtroom look on Friday and is due again in courtroom on Dec. 16.
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