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One year later, RCMP continues investigation into homicide of local teenage boy


“This week will be a particularly emotional one for the family and friends of Jonathan,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a written statement. “The RCMP will be actively investigating this homicide until we find out what happened.”

The initial 2013 investigation revealed that Bruce had been driving an ATV around the south side of the city on November 23 and was discovered a day later, according to Cpl. Shelkie.

An autopsy conducted in November of 2013 determined the cause of death to be suspicious, according to previous reports.

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“Investigators believe there are more witnesses to the homicide or have knowledge of what happened that night,” Cpl. Shelkie goes on to write. “The one piece of information that someone has might seem insignificant to them, but when added to the information already gathered by the police, it could break the investigation.”

Bruce was a North Peace Secondary School student, and an emotional memorial was held for his friends and family at the high school on December 4, 2013.

In his eulogy, he was described as a rambunctious and energetic kid who enjoyed working on anything with an engine and loved being active outdoors fishing, quadding, and boating with friends.

If you have any information regarding Bruce’s suspicious 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.

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