RCMP have confirmed the suspect in a Langford homicide on New Year’s eve was the son of the deceased.
On January 1st, 27-year-old Ryan Elder was charged with one count of second degree murder in relation the death of his mother.
According to a release from BC RCMP over the weekend, West Shore RCMP officers attended a residence just after 12 p.m. on Friday, December 31st, on Selwyn Road for a well-being check.
Once inside the home, officers found the body of a deceased woman within a residence. She has now been identified as 59-year-old Raymonde Elder.
Her son was taken into custody without incident.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has now taken over the investigation and the RCMP.
“This is believed to have been an isolated incident and investigators do not believe that there is an ongoing risk to the public as both individuals knew each other,” said Sergeant Chris Manseau, media relations officer for the BC RCMP.
Elder remains in custody and is set to appear in the Western Communities Provincial Court on Tuesday, January 20th.
If you have information about this incident, please call the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) Information Line at (250) 380-6211.