63-year old Roger Badour has been charged with first degree murder in the homicide death of 56-year old Gisele Duckham of Princeton, B.C. Duckham was found, deceased, in her home by RCMP on November 9, 2011.
Corporal Dan Moskaluk says that on November 8, Badour was initially stopped in the downtown core of Penticton by the RCMP for a traffic violation. Badour gave the officer a false name which lead the mountie to investigate further, in order to establish Badour’s identity. The officer then searched Badour’s car, finding three firearms, two that were loaded. All the guns were seized by police along with a small amount of marijuana.
Badour eventually gave police his true identity and then it was discovered that there was a Canada-wide warrant out on Badour. Corporal Moskaluk adds the warrant that was issued for a long term suspension order, stipulated that if police find Badour that he is to be arrested and detained. Badour was then taken to jail at the Penticton RCMP Detachment.
On November 9, officers were called to the home of Gisele Duckham to check on her wellbeing. Officers found Ms. Duckham deceased inside her home; the autopsy confirmed that Gisele Duckham had died as a result of gunshot wounds.
Further information and investigation revealed evidence linking Badour to the homicide death of the 56-year old, which occurred on November 8th, at her residence on Ospray Lake Rd Princeton, BC.
“This is an example of the diligent day to day efforts of RCMP officers in carrying out their normal duties that lead to the solving of other crimes that may have gone undetected or unsolved had it not been for their diligence. In this case, the actions of the officer making the traffic stop and the attention paid to Mr Badour by the lodging officer certainly contributed to the results of the investigation into Gisele Duckham’s death” said Corporal Dan Moskaluk.
Roger Badour appeared in court on November 16th, in the Lower Mainland and remains in custody and is expected to return to court on November 23, 2011. Released by
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