Vanderhoof double homicide - RCMP looking for people with injuries

The deaths of two people in Vanderhoof are now being treated as a double homicide according to North District Major Crimes Unit.

The two victims, Blaine Albert Barfoot, 29 and Tara Lee Ann Williams, 40 were found dead inside a home  on Silvermill Road in Vanderhoof on Sunday, Jan. 13.

The couple was known to live a high-risk lifestyle according to RCMP and the Vanderhoof RCMP have attended the home before for other reasons, said Constable Lesley Smith, media relations officer for the North District RCMP.

The North District Major Crime Unit secured the home as a crime scene on Sunday and subsequently launched a criminal investigation, said Smith.

Due to the ongoing investigation, the RCMP have not indicated the cause of the deaths, or when Barfoot and Williams died.

As part of the investigation, the police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying anyone who may have a recent injury to their arms or hands stated Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations Officer.

We believe the injury may have occurred during this incident and are asking anyone with information to please call the RCMP.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222 or if you would like to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at

1-800-222-TIPS (8477).




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