A break in a cold case in Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP say that they have some new information on a double homicide,

  • Jun. 1, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Bulletin Staff



Cranbrook RCMP say that they have some new information on a double homicide, which marked its fifth anniversary on May 29.

Leanne MacFarlane and Jeffrey Taylor were killed at their rural home about 20 kilometres east of Cranbrook, B.C. on May 29th, 2010.

“This tragic situation is compounded by the fact that this was a case of mistaken identity,” said S/Sgt. Dubnyk.

The Cranbrook RCMP and the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit continue to investigate this double homicide and in recent months have been successful in generating new and very positive leads.

“Some of these advancements include the execution of warrants to obtain DNA from a number of different individuals. Police have also been successful in speaking to several new witnesses and some of the previous witnesses that have provided new and positive direction for this investigation. New information has surfaced pertaining to not just those who were at MacFarlane and Taylor’s house on that morning but also those who may have been accessories before and after the fact.”

S/Sgt. Dubnyk explains there can be a number of people on the periphery of these crimes that play a significant role including those assisting in getting the suspects to and from the crime scene or those assisting in destroying evidence after the fact.

“The dedicated team of investigators have never stopped working on this investigation.  They are confident they will be successful in arresting the suspects and holding them accountable for this senseless tragedy” said Dubnyk.

The investigative team has established a dedicated “Tip Line” and urge people to call 1-877-987-8477 with any information they may have about this crime.


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