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Charged in triple murder

Alanna Kelly

UPDATE: 10:40 p.m.

The bodies of the victims of the triple murder in Rutland were removed from the house on Bolotzky Court Wednesday night, amongst a flurry of police activity. 

A candlelight vigil with several children's stuffed animals and poinsettias has been set up outside the home where Jacob Forman, his wife Clara and their two daughters lived. 

Jacob Forman has been arrested and charged with three counts of murder.  

He is expected to appear in court Thursday afternoon.


ORGINAL: 8 p.m.

Jacob Forman has been charged with three counts of murder in connection with the three bodies found by police in a Rutland home Tuesday night.

Forman was living at the home on Bolotzky Court, where the bodies were discovered.

Neighbours told Castanet the family had lived at the address for a year and half, and the family's two daughters were about six or seven years old.

Forman, 34, was arrested on Tuesday, but the murders are alleged to have occurred Sunday, according to B.C.'s online court system.

RCMP say they responded to 600 Bolotzky Court about 5 p.m. Tuesday and arrested a man.

An ACE Plumbing & Heating pickup was parked in the driveway of the home. Forman is listed as an employee and residential HVAC supervisor at the company.

Social media accounts have identified Clara Forman as Forman's wife.

Jacob Forman's Facebook account shows several pictures with his wife and two daughters. 

Clara is believed to have worked at GoodLife Fitness in Kelowna.

A colleague of Clara’s said “she was one of the nicest people I had ever met.”

Clara posted on Facebook saying she moved to Canada to marry Forman.

“When I married Jacob Forman I left everything I knew to come to Canada and build a life,” she said on Nov. 11, 2015. "10 years later you are still the person I want to grow old with."

Charges against Forman, who has no prior criminal record in British Columbia, were sworn Wednesday, and he is expected back in court Thursday afternoon. 

The RCMP Serious Crime Unit, forensic identification specialists and BC Coroners Service are investigating the suspicious deaths.

Police have released few details about the investigation, including any information about the victims.



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