Kamloops/100 Mile House/Abbotsford – A 52-year-old Chasm man has been arrested and formally charged in the death of a Kamloops woman in 2000.

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Angel, Her Two Daughters (RCMP)

On June 19, 2000, a family member reported Angel Fehr missing to the Kamloops RCMP. Angel had last been seen on April 23, 2000 when she had Easter dinner with her family, including her two daughters, in Abbotsford. After dinner, a pregnant Angel left with her boyfriend, Trent Larsen, to drive back to their home in Kamloops. Angel has not been seen since.

Early in the investigation, police determined that it was out of character for Angel not to be in contact with her family, especially her two daughters. When police discovered she had missed a pre-natal appointment and there had been no activity on her banking or cell phone records, investigators suspected criminality was involved in Angel’s disappearance.

This past weekend, at a rural property just outside of 100 Mile House, Angel’s body was located. We would like to extend our thanks to the owner of that property, who is completely un-related to this crime. He not only co-operated with investigators, but also assisted by providing equipment to assist in the recovery of Angel’s body. He has requested not to be contacted and for continued privacy.

Despite 19 years having passed, we have continued to follow up on every tip and investigate every lead. In June 2016, the E Division Major Crime Special Projects Unit assumed conduct of the investigation and employed conventional and non-conventional techniques to advance the file, in the hope that some day we would arrest the person we believe to be responsible for Angel’s death. That day has finally arrived and we can only hope today’s announcement can bring Angel’s family some sense of relief and one step closer to healing. states Superintendent Jeanette Theisen, Officer in Charge of the of Programs and Special Projects of the BC RCMP Provincial Major Crimes Section.

On September 15, 2019 Trent Larsen was arrested and has been formally charged by the BC Prosecution Service with one count of second degree murder in relation to Angel’s death. He next scheduled to appear in a Kamloops Provincial court on September 30, 2019.
 

Statement from Angel’s daughter

I would like to thank the RCMP for their hard work and dedication to finding my mother. The family is also extremely grateful for the property owner and his kindness and generosity through the search.
 

Statement from Superintendent Jeanette Thiessen 

Good morning and thank you for joining us here today, my name is Superintendent Jeanette Thiessen, Officer in Charge of Programs and Special Projects of the RCMP Provincial Major Crimes Section. We are here today to announce a significant update in an investigation which dates back almost two decades.

On June 19, 2000 Angel Fehr was reported missing to the Kamloops RCMP by a concerned family member. Angel, who was 27 years old at the time of her disappearance, had last been seen in Abbotsford on April 23, 2000 when she had Easter dinner with her family, including her two daughters. After dinner, Angel, who was five months pregnant, left with her boyfriend Trent Larsen, to drive back to their home in Kamloops. Despite attempts by family to contact Angel, she was never seen or heard from again.

Early in the investigation, police determined it was uncharacteristic for Angel to be out of contact with family, especially her two daughters, for such a lengthy period. Angel was a loving mother, daughter, niece, sister and friend. Angel had made plans with family, and scheduled appointments which she failed to attend, including a pre natal check up.

Over the last 19-years investigators have continued to follow up with witnesses, family, and anyone who may have had information about Angel’s whereabouts. Angel was never forgotten and investigators have always remained determined to locate her.

In June of 2016, members of the E Division Major Crimes Section Special Projects Unit assumed conduct of this investigation from the Kamloops RCMP. The Special Projects Unit engaged several policing partners and other specialized units in order to work collectively towards locating additional evidence in Angel’s case. It is these combined efforts that ultimately moved the file forward.

Today, I am pleased to confirm that on September 15, 2019 in Kamloops, Trent Larsen, 52, was arrested and has been officially charged by the BC Prosecution Service with one count of second degree murder in relation to Angel’s death.

This past weekend, at a rural property just outside of 100 Mile House, Angel’s body was located. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the owner of that property, who is completely un-related to this crime. He not only co-operated with investigators, but assisted by providing equipment to aid in the recovery of Angel’s body. This individual and his family were invaluable to investigators. He has requested not to be contacted and for continued privacy.

To Angel’s family, I want to extend my sincerest condolences. We appreciate your continued patience and can only hope that today’s announcement can bring you some sense of relief and one step closer to healing. 

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