The body of Fribjon Bjornson, 28, from Vanderhoof was discovered in a vacant lot along Lower Road in Fort St. James on the Nak’azdli reserve last week.
Bjornson, a father of two, was reported missing on January 21.
He was seen on January 11, near the 58km mark on the Germanson Landing Rd. (North Rd.) north of Fort St. James, but was last seen at the 7-Eleven store in Vanderhoof in the early morning hours of January 12.
On January 23, the blue 1990 Chevrolet pickup he was driving was located near Fort St. James. Police were called to the property on Wednesday, February 1 and cordoned off the area until the North District Major Crime investigators could arrive to investigate what police call a “suspicious death.”
“Investigators remain in the community and are asking anyone with any information about the disappearance of Fribjon Bjornson and the on-going investigation to please contact police”, said Cpl. Annie Linteau spokesperson for the RCMP in BC. “We are attempting to gather evidence and ascertain the events that lead to Fribjon’s death.”
The motive and exact cause of death remains under investigation at this time.
Anyone who may have seen Bjornson or his vehicle after he was reported missing on January 21st or has information about his death is asked to call the Fort St. James RCMP at (250) 996-8269 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.