Homicide victim found near Boston Bar was Amelie Christelle Sakkalis from Belgium

Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of a 28-year-old woman from Belgium.

On August 22, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence north of Boston Bar near Highway 1. Police arrived to find the body of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis and determined that she was a victim of homicide. IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

A man was arrested at the scene in connection to the homicide and later released from police custody.

IHIT continues to actively investigate the murder of Sakkalis in partnership with the Hope RCMP, the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service.

Sakkalis was a Belgian national travelling in Canada at the time of her death. Investigators believe she was hitchhiking from the Penticton area on August 22 and heading to Vancouver.

“IHIT would like to speak with anyone that provided Miss Sakkalis a ride between Penticton and Boston Bar on August 22, 2018,” said IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang. “Amelie’s family has been notified of her murder and we urge anyone with information to come forward immediately to help provide answers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).