Author Topic: KEVIN LOUIS VERMETTE | Wanted For Murder (July 1997, Kitimat, BC)  (Read 15801 times)


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Wanted for Murder.REWARD : $17,500


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Name : VERMETTE, Kevin Louis (18 novembre 1954)

Date Issued: 1997-07-18

RCMP File: 97IP21528 (97-2149)


White male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 162 lbs. (73kg)
Hair: brown
Eyes: blue
Identifying marks: Clean shaven (at time of disappearance), and wears silver rimmed glasses. Tattoo of "Cat" on upper right arm, with "Lucky" inscribed below, left upper arm " Coyote and Moon" and "Dagger through Red Rose".

Occupation: Carpenter, mechanical knowledge, truck driver, prefers temporary employment

Interests: Classic Automobiles, highly trained dogs, guns, fitness, photography, outdoors.

Habits: Meticulous, likes organization, clean, well dressed, loner, private, anti-social, late riser, non-smoker, non-drinker, hot-tempered.

Details: A Canada wide warrant is outstanding for the above subject.  He is believed responsible for the '97 July 12 triple shotgun murder of three innocent 20 year old youths which occurred in the northern community of Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.  He abandoned his vehicle at his motel residence and fled on foot into the mountain wilderness with his black lab dog. He may not be traveling with his dog at this time as he has a tendency to get rid of his dogs if they become undisciplined. Call your local Crimestoppers, local police department, or Kitimat RCMP, phone 250-632-7111.  e-mail :

CONTACT: NEAREST RCMP DETACHMENT OR LOCAL POLICE, local Crimestopper's (Kitimat Crimestoppers), or the Kitimat RCMP at 1-250-632-7111, fax 1-250-632-2326.

NOTICE:The reward offered in this matter is governed by the rules set out by the Reward Committee. No member of the accused persons family, nor any member of any of the victims family, nor any enforcement personnel may lay claim to any part of the reward being offered. The reward payment or any portion there of is subject to consultation and confirmation of the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (RCMP). The reward is hereby offered for any information which leads strictly to the arrest of the accused, Kevin Louis VERMETTE and any person providing such information will not need to provide any evidence or testify in court.  The identity of the person(s) claiming the Reward will be kept confidential.  An additional reward of up to $2,000 may be offered through Crime Stoppers if the person calls the Crime Stoppers Line.  You are not required to identify yourself to Crime Stoppers.  An actual arrest must be made by police before any reward can be claimed.   The reward offered herein is subject to review every two years and can be rescinded at the time of review and without any notice.


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Re: KEVIN LOUIS VERMETTE | Wanted For Murder (July 1997, Kitimat, BC)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 01:26:42 AM »
Kevin Vermette

It was the end of a lovely summer day in northern British Columbia when the four young men turned off Highway 37 in Kitimat. On their way to a friend's stag party, they wanted to stop for a few minutes to enjoy the scenery at Hirsch Creek Park. They didn't realize they were being followed.

       A red pickup truck suddenly pulled up beside them in the campground parking lot, and the RCMP allege that 42-year-old Kevin Vermette opened fire with a pump-action shotgun. Mark Teves, David Nunes and Mark Munto, all age 20, died. Donny Oliveira, also 20, ran for his life. He was shot in the back but survived.

       The man wanted for the attack, Kevin Louis Vermette, was a carpenter and a rebuilder of classic cars. Seven years earlier he had drifted back into Kitimat, where he had been raised, and decided to stay. But he had an uneasy relationship with some of the townsfolk. An opinionated loner, he had had several altercations with local young men -- including one, a month before, with Oliveira and Nunes.

       Vermette confronted the two in the weight room at the Riverlodge recreation centre over the music they'd chosen to play while working out. It hadn't been much -- nothing but words had been exchanged.

       In the early hours of Saturday, July 12, 1997, the day of the murder, someone slashed Vermette's tires in the parking lot of the Kitimat Motel, where he was the handyman.

       "I could kill anybody who did this," Vermette had told the proprietor.

       When police got to the Kitimat Motel, the suspect's pickup was in the parking lot, but Vermette and his dog were gone. Police searched the wilderness surrounding Kitimat for months, but Vermette was never found. The RCMP has received more than 800 tips from across Canada and the United States. None have been confirmed.

       Contact Cpl. Mike MacDonald of the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111. There is a $17,500 reward for information leading to Vermette's arrest.


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Re: KEVIN LOUIS VERMETTE | Wanted For Murder (July 1997, Kitimat, BC)
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 11:12:36 AM »
Reward increased to 25,000. Someone has to have seen him somewhere. He can't hide out this long.

« Last Edit: October 14, 2012, 11:17:10 AM by SAP »


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Re: KEVIN LOUIS VERMETTE | Wanted For Murder (July 1997, Kitimat, BC)
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