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.
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.
Cst. Lesley SmithDistrict Advisory NCO (Media Relations)