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Charges laid in tourist killing

Charges have been laid in connection to the killing of a Belgian tourist near Boston Bar last month.

Twenty-eight-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis was found dead on Aug. 22 along the Trans-Canada Highway, just north of the Fraser Canyon community. Authorities said she was hitchhiking from Penticton to Vancouver, and may have received more than one ride.

A man had been arrested at the scene but was released because there wasn't sufficient information to lay charges. It's not clear if the person arrested was a suspect. 

Sean McKenzie has been charged and will appear in Chilliwack court on Wednesday. Details on his charges are not known due to a publication ban put in place.

Late Satuday night, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said on Twitter that an announcement will be made Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the B.C. RCMP headquarters regarding the investigation into Sakkalis' death.

- with files from CTV Vancouver



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