Port Alberni RCMP make arrest in March 2021 murder

Port Alberni

2022-01-25 07:58 PST

File # 2021-2851

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On January 19, 2022, a charge of 2nd degree murder was sworn against a 16 year old male for the murder of Clifton Johnston that occurred on March 27, 2021 on 4th Avenue in Port Alberni. An arrest warrant was issued.

On January 20, 2022, Port Alberni RCMP members arrested the male; his identity cannot be provided due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Investigators have been working on this investigation continuously for nearly 10 months, awaiting Forensic Laboratory results and completing the significant disclosure these investigations require for charge approval. The investigation continues.

The Officer in Charge of Port Alberni Detachment, Inspector Eric Rochette commented, This result couldn’t have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of the Port Alberni General Investigations Section, Forensic Identification Section, Crime Reduction Unit, other supporting investigators and the community.

Sgt. Peter Dionne
Operations Support NCO
Port Alberni RCMP Detachment 

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