Vancouver: After four years of evading police in connection to the 2011 homicides of Jonathan Barber and Kevin LeClair on August 13, 2014 Cory Vallee was arrested in Guadalajara Mexico.
“As a result of the tremendous cooperation between IHIT, CFSEU-BC, Mexican authorities, and others, we were able to track down and arrest one of Canada’s most wanted men who had managed to elude us for four years,” says Kevin Hackett, Chief Officer for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia.
Mexican authorities worked quickly and in partnership with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team to confirm Vallee’s identity and escort him back to British Columbia. On August 18, 2014 Cory Vallee was remanded.
“This arrest came about as a result of efforts and collaboration on the part of multiple domestic and foreign partner Agencies and is a testament to the commitment of all agencies to bring this subject to trial. IHIT is now committed to supporting Crown Counsel and the trial process,” says A/Supt. Dwayne McDonald, Officer in Charge of IHIT.