A 22 year old man has been arrested and charged in relation to a suspicious death, which occurred on Salt Spring Island in early December 2017.
Martin Galen Vandenberg of Salt Spring Island, BC has been charged with the second degree murder of his mother, Heather Jones, 47. He was arrested without incident by members of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit earlier today.
We understand that the news of Heather’s death was shocking to all those who knew her and to the close knit community of Salt Spring Island. We would like to thank the community of Salt Spring for their assistance and support throughout this investigation, states Sgt. Ferguson of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit.
Vandenberg is expected to appear in court on Tuesday January 9th, 2018.