Guilty plea in the homicide of Amelie Sakkalis

Boston Bar, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2019-09-25 16:36 PDT

File # 2018-1319

Photo of Amelie SAKKALIS

Background: On August 22, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m., the body of 28-year-old Belgian tourist Amelie Sakkalis was found near Highway 1 north of Boston Bar. Her death was deemed a homicide. Less than a month after IHIT took conduct of the investigation, 27-year-old Sean McKenzie was arrested and charged in connection with Amelie’s death.

On September 23, 2019, Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 19, 2019.

Amelie’s murder was a shock to the community and even for our seasoned investigators, says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT. A guilty plea speaks to the hard work and dedication of our investigators, as well it is important to acknowledge the support from our policing partners and the partnership with crown counsel.

Released by

Sgt. Frank Jang

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
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