“As you can see from everyone that’s here today, he is truly loved and truly missed by family and friends, and we want to give them that closure,” Cpl. Jodi Shelki said of the RCMP’s ongoing investigation. “We really ask that if anyone has information to please come forward and let us know.”
The untimely death of 16 year old Bruce was discovered at the Fort St. John Motocross Track in November of 2013. According to previous reports, the initial investigation revealed the teen had been driving an ATV around the south side of the city on November 23 and was discovered a day later.
When asked if there are any primary suspects or definite leads investigators are working towards Shelkie said, “It wouldn’t be appropriate for me to speculate on anything, because right now that’s what it is – is speculation – and so we just need those definite [pieces of] information to come forward where we could put together all of our information and make sure it’s accurate, and then it can lead us to some closure for the file.”
Cpl. Shelkie emphasises that no matter how insignificant a piece of information may seem to an individual, when added to information already gathered by police, it could be the piece needed to break the investigation.
“Right now we just feel that somebody out there knows something or has heard something, and we really want them to come forward and give us any information they may have,” Cpl. Shelkie said.
Many of those close to Bruce and his family say the young teen was murdered but there’s yet to be any formal charges laid.
If you have any information regarding Bruce’s death, contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250 787 8100.
If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477. You do not have to give your name, address or your phone number; and you do not have to testify in court. A cash reward of up to $2000 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest and charge.