Richard MacInnes charged with 2nd degree murder of Michael Scullion

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Photo - Michael SCULLIONSurrey: IHIT has announced the arrest of 45 year old Richard MacInnes. He has been charged with 2nd degree murder of Michael Scullion and also with indignity to human remains.

In the early morning hours of Thursday April 10, 2008, 30 year old Michael Scullion of Chilliwack was last seen outside the Harrison Crossroads Inn located at the 5900 block of the Lougheed Highway in Agassiz, BC.  Later that same day, Michael failed to show up for work or pick up his daughter and his family reported him missing the following day.  A missing person’s investigation began by the Agassiz RCMP General Investigation Section and within a few days, investigators determined Michael’s disappearance was likely as the result of foul play. 

On April 15, 2008 the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took charge of the investigation and worked with the Agassiz RCMP to determine the circumstances of Michael Scullion’s disappearance.

In March 2012 the IHIT Cold Case Team took conduct of the investigation and on March 7, 2014, nearly six years after Michael went missing; Richard MacInnes of Rosedale, BC was arrested and charged.  

Michael’s body has never been recovered. “In this circumstance, our Cold Case investigators were able to obtain sufficient evidence to support that Michael Scullion was no longer alive and there was no other reasonable explanation for him being missing other than him being the victim of a homicide.” said Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.

Thank-you message from the Scullion Family:

“I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my family to say thank-you to the many people who have shown their love, support and understanding to help us deal with this horrible situation.  We would also like to give a special thank-you to the RCMP and IHIT for never giving up.  We are very grateful, thank-you.” said Michael Scullion’s father Lou Scullion.