Crown counsel has approved a charge of second-degree murder against a third person in connection with the death of Jason Hardy.
The Vernon man’s body was found near the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club in Polson Park on Aug. 26.
As a result of an intensive investigation, Tal Kalum La Riviere, 28, was arrested Wednesday in Kamloops.
La Riviere was scheduled to make a court appearance in Kamloops Thursday.
Brandon Joseph Clayton Wellington, 18, and a 14-year-old male who can’t be named, also face second-degree murder charges in connection with Hardy’s death.
All three have been remanded in custody.
“This is still an on-going investigation and anyone with unreported information regarding the death of Jason Hardy is asked to contact the Vernon RCMP Detachment,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.
Police have said they believe Hardy’s death was a targeted offence and that there was no safety risk to the public.
The cause of Hardy’s death has not been released.