Reno was initially discovered by the RCMP on a property located in 4100 block of Knight Crescent on June 23, 2012.
Investigators say he was pronounced dead on the scene.
This resulted in a three year investigation that Cpl. Craig Douglass refers to as “thorough and relentless” – leading them to believe Reno had ties to the illicit drug trade.
Lyle Baker, 42-years-old; Kevin Zaporoski, 47-years-old; Bradley Barr, 35-years-old; and Dustin Lindgren, 26-years-old, are all facing first degree murder charges.
“The fifth person, a 29-year-old female residing in Prince George, has also been arrested,” writes Cpl. Douglass. “The investigation into her involvement is continuing and we will be seeking charge approval for murder.”
The four suspects already facing first degree murder charges were found in New Westminster, B.C., Edmonton, AB and Prince George, B.C.
They’re each expected to appear in Prince George Provincial Court later this week or early next week.
The Prince George RCMP is recognizing a number of detachments in bringing a close to this three-year-long investigation, and they include the following:
- B.C. RCMP Serious Crime Section
- B.C. RCMP Major Crime Section
- North District RCMP Major Crime Section
- Alberta RCMP Serious Crime Section
- Alberta RCMP Major Crime Section
- RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Section
- Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (B.C.)
- St. Albert RCMP Detachment (Alberta)
- Surrey RCMP Detachment
- Northern Rockies Detachment (Fort Nelson, B.C.)
- New Westminster Police Service
- Edmonton Police Service
They’re also crediting the Prince George Crime Stoppers Society and the general public “for providing information about this violent crime and for their ongoing support and confidence in the Prince George RCMP.”
“Our sympathies remain with Jordan’s family and the Prophet River First Nation,” Cpl. Douglass concludes.