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Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« on: January 24, 2012, 11:58:45 AM »
http://www.ominecaexpress.com/news/137916278.html

Missing person from Fort St. James
 
Fribjon Bjornson

On January 21, 2012 the Fort St. James R.MP responded to a complaint of a missing person.  Fribjon Bjornson was last seen on January 11, 2012 near the 58 km mark on the Germanson Landing Rd. (North Rd.) north of Fort St. James.

He is 26 years old approximately 6’1” feet tall and 175lbs with an athletic build.  Fribjon Bjornson may be driving a 1990 blue Chevrolet pick up with a flat deck on the back and large driving lights on the front.  The licence plate is DS9877.

The Fort St. James RCMP are continuing to investigate  this matter but are requesting the assistance from the public.  If you have any information that may help locate Fribjon Bjornson or the pick up truck please call the Fort St. James R.C.M.P. at 250-996-8269, 911 or Crime Stoppers.

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 12:20:21 PM »
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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 11:24:28 AM »
His truck has been located but he has not.  Updated RCMP bulletin http://bc.rcmp.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=50&languageId=1&contentId=23955

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 11:34:31 AM »
http://bc.rcmp.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=50&languageId=1&contentId=23955

Update on Missing Person Fribjon Bjornson
Fort St James
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File # 2012-163
2012-01-26 17:05 PST
On January 21, 2012 the Fort St. James R.C.M.P. responded to a report that Fribjon BJORNSON was missing.

Fribjon BJORNSON was last seen at the 7-11 Store in Vanderhoof, B.C. in the early morning hours of 2012-01-12. This has been verified by the employee who was working at the time and the video surveillance. On 2012-01-23 the blue 1990 Chevrolet pick up that Fribjon BJORNSON was driving was located on the Necoslie Reserve near Fort St. James.

The Fort St. James R.C.M.P. are continuing to investigate this matter but are requesting assistance from the public. If you have any information that may help locate Fribjon BJORNSON please call the Fort St. James R.C.M.P. at 250-996-8269, 911 or Crime Stoppers.


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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 09:11:45 PM »
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Truck owned by missing Fort St. James man found
Jo Ann Lawrence | January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fribjon Bjornson’s truck found on nearby Necoslie Reserve


Have you seen Fribjon Bjornson?
The truck belonging to Fribjon Bjornson, a man who was last seen on January 12, was found at a First Nations reserve located just south of Fort St. James B.C.

26-year old Fribjon Bjornson was reported missing to the Fort St. James RCMP on January 21, 2012.  He was last seen at the 7-Eleven store in Vanderhoof B.C. during the early morning hours of January 12.  The sighting was verified by the employee working at the store and the video surveillance camera caught an image of the missing man.  Vanderhoof is 60 Km east of Fort St. James.

Corporal Richard Brown of the Fort St. James RCMP says that on January 23, police located the blue Chevy pickup truck with a flat deck belonging to Bjornson on the Necoslie Reserve, located just south of Fort St. James.

Fribjon Bjornson is described as a Caucasian man, 6’1″ tall and weighs 175 pounds and has an athletic build.

The Fort St. James RCMP are continuing to investigate this matter and are requesting assistance from the public. If you have any information that may help locate Fribjon Bjornson please call the Fort St. James RCMP at 250-996-8269, 911 or Crime Stoppers.

Fort St. James B.C. is 160 Km northwest of Prince George, B.C.

http://beaconnews.ca/blog/2012/01/truck-owned-by-missing-fort-st-james-man-found/

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 04:44:27 PM »
Sadly, this is probably related to the Bjornson case...

From CKPG News http://ckpg.com/news/17789-rcmp-call-suspicious-death-in-fort-st-james-recent.html

RCMP Says Suspicious Death in Fort St. James Recent         
Friday, 03 February 2012 11:44

The RCMP has released new details today about an investigation on the Nak'azdli Reserve in Fort St. James, looking into what they are now calling a 'suspicious death'. Corporal Annie Linteau says they don't have details regarding the victim, but confirm the death was recent. She says additional time and forensic analysis is required to confirm the sex, age and identity of the deceased. Information of the findings was first released yesterday. Police will not confirm if the investigation is tied to the recent disappearance of a Fort St. James man.  Fribjon Bjornson was last seen a few weeks ago.  He was living with another person on the Nak'azdli reserve at the time he went missing. RCMP are appealing to the public for any further information about the suspicious death, and ask them to contact the Fort St. James RCMP at 250-996-8269 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 02:11:33 AM »
Rather unusual wording in the paragraphs below. They call it recent, yet all that testing and mention of this not being a historical crime... tells me someone did a horrific beating/?? to the person.

http://beaconnews.ca/surrey/2012/02/human-remains-found-near-fort-st-james-b-c/

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Corporal Annie Linteau of the RCMP says “RCMP can confirm that human remains have been located in a vacant home on a property along Lower Road in Fort St. James on the Nak’azdli reserve (pronounced na-caused-lee). The area remains sealed and investigators will continue to process the scene over the weekend. The BC Coroner Service has been notified”.

Corporal Linteau goes on to add that the investigation is only beginning and “while we can confirm that we are dealing with what appears to be recent human remains for a deceased person, we require additional time and forensic analysis to confirm the sex of the victim, age, and identity”, says Corporal Linteau spokesperson for the RCMP in B.C.,  “It is important for us to have the right information with respect to identity; however, given what we know at this time and factors such as the weather, we do believe that this is not related to a historical crime”.

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 01:21:07 PM »
Update: RCMP investigate suspicious death – Individual identified
Fort St James, B.C. North District, Major Crimes Unit
Share | File # ND MCU 2012-866 / FSJ 2012-163
2012-02-04 10:15 PST
North District Major Crime investigators can now confirm that the human remains located in a vacant property along Lower Road in Fort St James on the Nak'azdli reserve (pronounced na-caused-lee) earlier this week have been identified.  Family have been notified and police can confirm that the victim is Fribjon BJORNSON.

28 year old Fribjon BJORNSON, from Vanderhoof, was reported missing on January 21, 2012. On January 23rd the blue 1990 Chevrolet pickup he was driving was located near Fort St. James.

“Investigators remain in the community and are asking anyone with any information about the disappearance of Fribjon BJORNSON and the on-going investigation to please contact police”, says Cpl. Annie Linteau spokesperson for the RCMP in BC. “We are attempting to gather evidence and ascertain the events that lead to Fribjon’s death”.

The motive and exact cause of death remains under investigation at this time.

Anyone who may have seen BJORNSON or his vehicle after he was reported missing on January 21st or has information about his death is asked to call the Fort St. James RCMP at (250) 996-8269 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Released by:

Cpl. Annie Linteau
Media Relations Officer
"E" Division Communication Services
5255 Heather Street, Vancouver B.C.
V5Z 1K6
Office: (604) 264-2929
Fax: (604) 264-3200
Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

SO SAD...MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY :'( :'(

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 03:22:10 PM »
Here we have another person from Vanderhoof, missing and found deceased. There is still another person from the same `small town`and her name is Madison Scott.

He has such a gentle face, and gentle eyes (Pictures can say alot in my opinion).

Such a good looking and healthy looking young man, but that is of little consequence, his parents must be shattered!

JB
« Last Edit: February 04, 2012, 03:26:17 PM by jellybean »

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 06:10:05 PM »
This is so sad and tragic!  Another young life snuffed out before his time..  Condolences to the family and friends.

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2012, 03:32:13 PM »
This is so crazy, what is happening in this community.... Fort St james in the spotlight again as this is home to serial killer Cody allan Legebokoff.... he took a Vanderhoof girl Loren Leslie as well 3 pg women one being my daughter.... Now Fribjon so sad...... The family of Madison still waiting to know what has happen to her..... I know how painful that is, not that it gets any easier when you learn what there fate was...

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20120215/PRINCEGEORGE0101/302159994/-1/princegeorge/police-public-moving-on-bjornson-case

Police, public moving on Bjornson case

Police are looking for a murderer while a family looks for closure in the Fort St. James area.

Investigators still have a seal on the site where they found the body of Fribjon Bjornson last week, and they will say nothing of what they found there other than foul play is suspected in his death and they have leads.

"There are a number of tips and [North District Major Crime Unit investigators] continue to interview witnesses," said RCMP spokeswoman Const. Lesley Smith. "They are still asking people with information to come forward, even if it is something that might seem small. It really might be that vital piece of the puzzle we were missing.

"Anyone who may have been with, or saw, or heard about Mr. Bjornson's activities leading up to his disappearance, we want to know about that. We know those individuals are out there who have that information and can bring closure to the family and the community by providing that."

Bjornson's mother, Eileen Bjornson, is calling on the Fort St. James-Vanderhoof community, and the people connected to it, to stand up and provide answers or she fears the violence will continue.

She is aware of too many other cases of death or disappearance in the Central Interior to wish her pain on any more families.

"This was my son, but it could have been anybody's son. We are just regular people," she told The Citizen. "There are lots of rumours about what happened to my son. I know the police are working on things. We are very confident in our police team. They live in the community too. Their children go to school here too. Everyone is impacted by this, and people need to do something about it."

She is aware that her son had struggled with drug use, but that did not necessarily answer the questions surrounding, first, his disappearance and, second, the discovery of his body. There were many factors, like her son's naturally trusting nature, that could have put him in harm's way.

Smith concurred that all the factors police had to deal with were outside of the young man's normal behaviour. The disappearance had several factors that all deviated from his patterns.

- Jan. 21 was the last confirmed Bjornson sighting (video surveillance at Vanderhoof 7-11);

- Jan. 21 Bjornson's loved ones reported him missing to police;

- Jan. 23 police locate Bjornson's abandoned vehicle near Fort St. James;

- Feb. 2 a home in the Nak'azdli neighbourhood of Fort St. James is cordoned off by police after the discovery of a body;

- Feb. 4 forensics confirm Bjornson as the person found inside inside the home.

RALLY SET FOR SATURDAY

A community rally and march protesting violence is scheduled for Feb. 25 starting at noon at Kwah Hall, led by Eileen Bjornson.

"Mrs. Bjornson has been active with this investigation from the beginning," said Smith. "She was assisting the police as well as her own mission, through social media sites, hoping to learn what she could of where her son was, and what could be done to find him. She is now completely involved in this investigation, and she is not the only one. It is not only a small community, it is a motivated community, and people are grieving. There won't be any closure until we identify the persons responsible and hold them accountable."

Bjornson implored the public for help to close her son's case, and at the same time prevent future incidents.

"It is time our community stopped tuning a blind eye," she said. "It is not somebody else's problem, it is our problem. People needs to keep their eyes open, they need to take down license plate numbers, they need to stand on their streets and show themselves standing up for their neighbourhoods. They need to call the police and report."

Anyone who may have seen Bjornson or his vehicle after he was reported missing on Jan. 21 or who has information about his death is asked to contact the Fort St. James RCMP at 250-996-8269 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

So we know Fribjon had a drug addiction, still doesnt give anyone any right to take this young mans life.... I wonder just how bad the drug situation really is in Fort St James.... I know in our little community its has a big presence here...


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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 03:53:15 PM »
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So we know Fribjon had a drug addiction, still doesnt give anyone any right to take this young mans life.... I wonder just how bad the drug situation really is in Fort St James.... I know in our little community its has a big presence here...

It is still unknown what happened to Fribjon, or if it had to do with drugs.

Of course this young man's struggle with drugs didn't give anyone the right to take his life, but it may have placed him in a situation that ended up costing him his life. 

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 05:55:46 PM »
Perhaps he was killed by a drug addicted person. Probably he was killed by a violent person. Drugs + violence equal tragedy.

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 10:08:04 AM »
Victim's Mom Hopeful Community Rally Will Break 'Code Of Silence'

By Michelle Cyr-Whiting
Saturday, February 25, 2012 05:16 AM


Prince George, BC -  A grieving mother in Vanderhoof will make the short drive to nearby Fort St. James later today to participate in a march and smudge ceremony on the Nak'azdli Reserve that's meant to honour her son - and rally residents of both communities in the wake of four incidents involving young people.

Eileen Bjornson's 28-year-old son, Fribjon, was reported missing to police on January 21st.  He was last seen at the 7-11 Store in Vanderhoof in the early morning hours of January 12th.  His truck was located near Fort St. James on January 23rd.  And RCMP cordoned off an abandoned home on Lower Road in the community on February 2nd after the discovery of human remains.  Police confirmed the victim's identity two days later, but are releasing few details surrounding Fribjon Bjornson's death.

28-year-old Perry 'PJ' Sebastian of Burns Lake has been missing since just after Christmas.  He has family in Fort St. James.  20-year-old Madison Scott of Vanderhoof has been missing since attending an outdoor party and camp-out near Hogsback Lake last May.  And the body of 15-year-old Loren Leslie of Fraser Lake was discovered off an out-of-service logging road in the fall of 2010.  Her accused killer, Cody Legebokoff, is charged in connection with the deaths of four women, in total, and is in jail awaiting trial.

"There are four young people missing/murdered in our small area in just over a year - how does that happen?" queries Bjornson. "How does that happen in a small community? How does it happen that nobody speaks out? How does it happen? My son was no different than anybody else's son. If it can happen to my son, it can happen to anybody's son."

Eileen Bjornson says she's hoping to unite the communities against an underlying culture of drugs and violence that might not be directly responsible for these cases, but, she feels, lies at the base root of what's going on in the area.  "I don't think there's a connection with any (of the cases), but it's the fact that in these small communities, these things can happen and people don't come forward."

"Everybody seems to know (what happened in her son's case), but nobody seems to say it to the police," she says.  "People need to come forward, they need to take a stand and say it's not okay - and if you don't say anything and you know, you're condoning it.  That's what allows it to continue."

Bjornson is hoping today's gathering will show those that may have key pieces of information on her son's case or one of the others, that the local communities are behind them, and that will give them the strength needed to contact police.

North District RCMP Media Relations Officer, Constable Lesley Smith, says, "We're speaking to a number of individuals who have come forward and continue to come forward, but we're still missing that valuable information from somebody out there who knows something."

Smith says someone has that "vital piece of information that can bring closure to the family, as well as the community" and they need to realize it's time to break their code of silence and come forward.  She's urging anyone with information to use one of the many lines of communication to pass it on to RCMP - be it social media, anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or calling the Fort St James Detachment directly at 250-996-8269.

http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/23416/1/victim's+mom+hopeful+community+rally+will+break+'code+of+silence'

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Re: Fribjon Bjornson-26-Missing Fort St. James BC-Jan 11/12
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 11:42:51 PM »
BJORNSON Family Makes Plea to Public
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File # 2012-163
2012-03-21 08:44 PDT
"The family of Fribjon Bjornson are still grieving the loss of their son and continue to struggle with a number of unanswered questions and details into his death which are very unsettling.

28 year old Fribjon Bjornson, from Vanderhoof, was reported missing on January 21, 2012. On January 23rd the blue 1990 Chevrolet pickup he was driving was located near Fort St. James.
On February 3, 2012 North District Major Crime investigators confirmed that the human remains located in a vacant property along Lower Road in Fort St James on the Nak'azdli reserve were identified as Mr. Bjornson.

Investigators are working closely with the Bjornson family and a plea is being made to the public for information which could help bring closure to the family.

The RCMP can confirm that while remains belonging to Mr. Bjornson were located, his body is still missing. Investigators are aware that Mr. BJORNSON fought a life of drug use and therefore associated with individuals who lived a high risk lifestyle and were also caught in a world of addiction. We are not here to judge those who are involved in a high risk lifestyle but we know that there are witnesses who can help us but are afraid to come forward. The public may not be aware but there are many ways to share information and still keep your anonymity.

Police are still actively investigating this crime and we need to bring Fribjon Bjornson home to his family so they can mourn his loss and proceed with the appropriate burial process. We also acknowledge and recognize the pain this family is going through and would like to clear up any rumors that are circulating that may be harming this investigation.

The more people made aware of the truth, the wider the possibility of locating him.

 The nightmare for this family is not over and we hope someone can leave an anonymous tip as to where we can find Fribjon Bjornson, stated Cst. Lesley Smith North District Media Relations Officer. We are asking for a location or to be directed to a certain area where we can recover a much loved son so he can be properly laid to rest.

If you have any information that could bring closure to the Bjornson Family or could assist police in furthering their investigation please contact Sgt. Randy BOSCH of the North District Major Crime Unit at (250)649-3903 . If you do not want to give your name and would like to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If your information leads to the discovery of Mr. BJORNSON you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000. We don’t want your name, just your information.

Statement from Eileen Bjornson


Fribjon was our son. He was a father to two beautiful children and best friend to his sister, Amanda. He was kind, helpful and generous. Our family is stunned and devastated by his death. How could somebody do something so horrible to him, or anyone? Every time we thought it couldn’t get any worse, it has. What are we going to tell his children? How will we explain to them what happened to their daddy, when we don’t understand it ourselves. We need to be able to put our son to rest and give him a proper burial. Our family needs some closure and finding Fribjon’s body is the first step. We are pleading to anyone who knows anything to come forward and tell us what they know, no matter how insignificant it may seem. We have had a memorial service for him and have smudged the house where we found evidence of his death but we are still missing Fribjon. We would like to be able to spread his ashes and have a closed family service but we can’t do this until we recover his body. We will always be looking for him, until he comes home to us. Please help us look. We are asking people to keep their eyes open for anything suspicious; birds, clothing, something in the lake, etc. Fribjon was a good person, he did not deserve this. Please help us."


I am a friend of the family and I would like to stress if anyone knows anything please please please notify the rcmp. His children, his parents and his sister deserve to know so they can grieve and put him to rest.

 

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