Harry Christensen of Alberta arrested in 2018 homicide of Kyle Cromarty of Chilliwack

AN Alberta man has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the 2018 homicide of 27-year old Kyle Cromarty of Chilliwack, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Monday.

On October 4, 2018, while responding to a call of a man in medical distress in the 46600-block of Yale Road in Chilliwack, officers from the RCMP’s Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) located Cromarty suffering from fatal gunshot wounds.

Cromarty was transported to the Chilliwack General Hospital and later died as a result of his injuries. IHIT took conduct of the investigation and worked closely in partnership with the UFVRD’s Chilliwack Detachment, the BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).

In March 2021, the investigation was transferred to IHIT’s Cold Case Unit, a team of experienced investigators who specialize in advancing challenging homicide investigations.

On November 25, Harry Christensen was arrested in relation to the murder of Cromarty and on November 26, a charge of first-degree murder was laid.

“This case is a testament to the resiliency and commitment of the IHIT members,” said IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti. “Our investigators continue to dedicate themselves to these cases long after the initial call comes in.”

As this matter is now before the court, IHIT said no further comments would be provided.