Thursday, June 20, 2024

Canada-wide warrant renewed for BC man in connection with decades old triple homicide


A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a British Columbia man in relation to a triple homicide that occurred more than thirty years ago.

According to RCMP, Kevin Louis Vermette is believed to be responsible for the July 12th, 1997, triple murder of three young men in Kitimat. He is also wanted for attempted murder.

On that grisly day, Vermette shot four young men with a shotgun at a campsite near Kitimat with one of those surviving.

After the shooting, Vermette abandoned his vehicle at his motel residence and fled on foot into the mountain wilderness with his black Labrador dog. He was never seen again.

Vermette is currently 70-years-old, and his appearance is expected to have changed significantly.

A $2,000 reward is being offered to tipsters through Crime Stoppers if an arrest is made. Callers are kept strictly confidential.

Vermette is described as Caucasian man with brown hair, blue eyes and is believed to weight about about 161 pounds, stands at 5’9″ tall

He has several tattoos including a cat on upper right arm with “Lucky” inscribed below, a coyote and moon, and a dagger through a red rose on the left arm.

Police released a new sketch of Vermette.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kitimat RCMP at (250) 632-7111.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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