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Three charged with murder in death of man near Hope

Michael Bonin, 20, was found dead on a rural service road north of Hope on April 20, 2017. (Photo courtesy IHIT)

Body of Michael Bonin was found on April 20, 2017

HOPE (NEWS 1130) – Three men have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man whose body was found north of Hope┬álast year.

On April 20, 2017, the body of 20-year-old Michael Bonin was found on a rural service road.

Few details of the case have been released, but police believe this was a targeted attack.

Ryan Watt, 26; Joshua Fleurant, 20; and Jared Jorgenson, 27 have been charged with first-degree murder.

Anyone with information, who may not have already spoken to police, is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Written statement provided by the mother of Michael Bonin (provided by IHIT)

Michael did not deserve to die. He was a loving, helpful and loyal young man who had lots to live for.

The pain of losing Michael will never go away and many lives have been changed by this selfish act.

I hope those responsible for taking Michael’s life are held accountable.

I would like to thank the IHIT investigators for all their dedication and hard work in solving Michael’s murder.


Michael Bonin’s mother