Two Penticton-area men have been charged in relation to the double homicide of brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer after the brothers’ bodies were discovered May 10 on a remote road in Naramata.
The two men, 35-year-old Anthony Graham of Penticton and 32-year-old Wade Cudmore of Naramata, were both charged with first-degree murder Friday, June 18 in relation to the brothers’ homicides.
Cudmore, who is the son of Naramata murder victim Kathy Richardson, has been arrested and remains in custody. Graham remains at large, according to police.
Police believe Graham may be a target and are asking he turn himself in immediately.
Richardson, Cudmore’s mother, was discovered deceased in her Naramata home by police on June 9 during their investigation into the Fryer’s deaths.
“Their homicides are believed to be connected to gang and drug activities, with alleged criminal activities not limited to Naramata but other areas of BC including Northern BC and the Lower Mainland,” said Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section.
“We are concerned that Anthony is a target and those associated with him, or found in his proximity are also at risk. Anthony, if you see or hear this message, I am asking you to turn yourself into the nearest police station.”
Police are asking for public assistance in locating Graham. He may be anywhere in B.C. and should be considered armed and dangerous.
“If you see him do not approach and immediately call 911,” said police in a news release.
”I would like to express my appreciation to the B.C. Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, the investigators and all those who provided operational support, which has allowed us to get to this charge approval point,” said Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter. “We hope this announcement helps to put our community at ease.”
Anyone who has any information about Anthony Graham’s whereabouts, or additional information into the deaths of Erick and Carlo Fryer is asked to contact the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-987-8477.
|57-year-old hairdresser Kathy Richardson (left) was found dead in her Naramata home June 9, 2021. Her son Wade Cudmore (right), 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder June 18 in relation to the deaths of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. Richardson uploaded this profile photo to Facebook in March 2021. (Kathy Richardson/Facebook)|