Richard MacInnes charged with 2nd degree murder of Michael Scullion
Surrey: In press conference at RCMP HQ, Surrey, IHIT announced the arrest of ; 45
year old Richard MacInnes. He has been charged with 2nd
Scullion and also with indignity to human remains.
In the early morning hours of Thursday April 10, 2008, 30 year old Michael Scullion of
Chilliwack was last seen outside the Harrison Crossroads Inn located at the 5900 block
of the Lougheed Highway in Agassiz, British Columbia. Later that same day, Michael
failed to show up for work or pick up his daughter and his family reported him missing
the following day. A missing person’s investigation began by the Agassiz RCMP
General Investigation Section and within a few days, investigators determined Michael’s
disappearance was likely as the result of foul play.
On April 15, 2008 the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of the
investigation and worked with the Agassiz RCMP to determine the circumstances of
Michael Scullion’s disappearance.
In March 2012 the IHIT Cold Case Team took conduct of the investigation and on March
7, 2014, nearly six years after Michael went missing; Richard MacInnes of Rosedale,
British Columbia was arrested and charged. Mr. MacInnes is making his first court
appearance today, March 10, 2014 in the Chilliwack Provincial Court.
Michael’s body has never been recovered. “In this circumstance, our Cold Case
investigators were able to obtain sufficient evidence to support that Michael Scullion
was no longer alive and there was no other reasonable explanation for him being
missing other than him being the victim of a homicide.” said Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of
Thank-you message from the Scullion Family:
“I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my family to say thank-you to the many
people who have shown their love, support and understanding to help us deal with this
horrible situation. We would also like to give a special thank-you to the RCMP and IHIT
for never giving up. We are very grateful, thank-you.” said Michael Scullion’s father Lou
degree murder of Michael