New information forthcoming in murder investigation

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
August 19th, 2009

New light should soon be shed on the murder investigation of a 12-year-old Grand Forks boy, John David Fulton, as the detention deadline looms for a woman arrested in connection with the case.

At roughly 4 p.m. today (Wednesday), 42 -year-old Kimberly Ruth Noyes will have to be either released or brought before a justice and charges laid, with the information sworn before the court, based on Criminal Code section 497 (1) which indicates a 24-hour detention limit.

Noyes, a mother of two, was arrested yesterday as a result of both the murder investigation, and after consultation with Interior Health’s Mental Health Services indicated Noyes may be a threat to herself and others.

John Fulton was reported missing to the Grand Forks RCMP by his family on late Saturday afternoon (Aug. 15). He was last seen on the front steps of his home in Grand Forks that same day at about 5:30 pm.

On  Aug. 17, RCMP investigators located Fulton’s body and deemed the death a homicide.

Since that time, it has come to light that police discovered Fulton’s body at a neighbouring residence in his Gables condominuim complex.

A subsequent manhunt led to a public 9-1-1 tip regarding Noyes’ whereabouts, and she was arrested at the Grand Forks Secondary School at around 3:50 p.m., without incident, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Fulton’s family has since told media that, while they have the highest praise for RCMP search efforts, they think an Amber Alert should have been issued, as the boy’s health issues (he was a high-functioning child with Autism) indicated foul play was likely a factor in hs disappearance.

Moskaluk said he understands the family’s position, but certain criteria must be met for an Amber Alert to be issued – criteria not in evidence in this case.

The investigation continues.


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