Police arrest homicide suspect in 100 Mile House

By Chad Harris
January 5, 2016 - 4:04pm Updated: January 7, 2016 - 2:20pm

100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. — RCMP have a man in custody in relation to a homicide in 100 Mile House.


Cpl. Dave Tyreman told CFJC Today "Just shortly after 2pm today (January 6) the North District Major Crime unit with the assistance of the North District Emergency response team and Air Services was able to take into custody a 46-year-old 100 Mile House man who was the suspect in connection with this suspicious death of a 37-year-old 100 Mile House woman who now has obviously been ruled a homicide."

Vesna Dumstrey-Soos has been identified as the victim in the case. Police aren’t saying how the 37-year-old died, but say her death is suspicious.

Vesna’s sister Tania died in 2007 after she was attacked by a Siberian tiger, which was kept at her fiancee’s exotic farm near 100 Mile House.

Contacted by phone, Dumstrey-Soos’ father said "it’s a huge loss again," and said Vesna would be buried next to her sister.

Earlier reports state officers were called to a home in the 6000 block of Norman Road aroud 11:30am January 4 to check on an employee who did not show up as scheduled for work. 

Officers are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area in the early morning hours of January 4, to contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456.

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