RCMP will be releasing more details to the public on Thursday April 5 ,2012 at 1 PM regarding the investigation of the murder of 18-year-old Taylor Van Diest. Taylor was murdered on October 31, 2011 in the town of Armstrong BC. The press release will be held in Armstrong.
Police did advise several months after the murder the man who committed the murder of Taylor was also responsible for the sexual assault of an employee of an escort service in Kelowna. Police were able to confirm this by the DNA that was found at both scenes. The DNA sample is not contained in a known-offender bank but in the unsolved crimes DNA bank and that is how the match was confirmed. The sexual assault of the escort never made the news but was reported to the RCMP.
Hopefully this unsolved murder will be solved soon. I’m sure tomorrow will be a very hard day for the family and friends of Taylor…
UPDATE: Murder Charges are Laid against two men http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/05/taylor-van-diest-foerster-halloween_n_1407011.html