Two people were found dead inside a home in Vanderhoof on Sunday, Jan. 13.
The North District Major Crime Unit identified the victims as Blaine Albert Barfoot, 29, and Tara Lee Ann Williams, 40.
The couple was known to live a high-risk lifestyle and the Vanderhoof RCMP had attended the home for other reasons in the past, said Constable Lesley Smith, media relations officer for the North District RCMP.
The North District Major Crime Unit secured the home as a crime scene on Sunday and subsequently launched a criminal investigation, said Smith.
The RCMP regard the deaths as “suspicious.”
Due to the ongoing investigation, the RCMP have not indicated how or when Barfoot and Williams died.
“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and investigators are working to find out what happened inside the residence,” Smith said in a statement on Sunday at 7:51 p.m.
“The RCMP Forensic Identification Unit continues to process the scene as Major Crime investigators try to determine what transpired at the residence.”