The body of Natsumi Kogawa

Murder suspect faces additional charge

Man arrested in connection with Vancouver homicide and arrested in Vernon also charged with North Okanagan sexual assault.

The man arrested in Vernon in connection with the murder of a woman in Vancouver is facing more legal issues.

Court records indicate William Victor Schneider, born in 1967, was charged with a sexual assault in Vernon on Sept. 28, the same day he was arrested in Vernon in connection with the discovery of the body of Natsumi Kogawa, 30, in Vancouver.

“We were made aware of a potential offence and we investigated,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy on the sexual assault charge.

Noseworthy could not say much, as the matter is before the courts, but did say police were contacted about an assault on a female in the Vernon area.

Kogawa had been reported missing on Sept. 12. Her body was found 16 days later on the property of a Davie Street mansion in downtown Vancouver near Nicola Street. She had last been seen in Burnaby on Sept. 8.

Court records show Schneider is charged with murder and interference with a dead body. The offence date is listed as Sept. 8.

Schneider, who is believed to be from the Vernon area, has been remanded in custody. He is slated to appear in Vernon Provincial Court March 2 on the sexual assault charge, and in Vancouver Law Courts March 27 on the other two counts.

 

Just Posted

Penticton’s Arts Rising Festival included as BC Culture Days 10th anniversary celebration

Take in the various free events and activities around the city on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Preliminary inquiry dates set for John Brittain

Penticton resident is charged with three counts of first degree, one count of second degree murder

South Okanagan wildfire monitored closely for hot spots

The Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver, is classified as held

Penticton RCMP dealing with situation downtown

Two police vehicles were at Main Street and Nanaimo Avenue at just after 1 p.m.

Grass fire breaks out on highway south of Vernon

Highway 97 traffic slowed as firefighters snuff grass fire

Wildfire sparks beside Highway 3 west of Keremeos

A wildfire on the side of Highway 3 just west of Keremeos… Continue reading

Summerland relaunches net metering program

Event open house will be held Aug. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m in Arena Banquet Room

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Jaws of Life used to rescue driver in North Okanagan crash

Single-vehicle MVI causes traffic delays on Highway 6

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Most Read