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Update: Trail RCMP identify victim of alleged murder

The accused made his first appearance in Rossland Provincial Court on Monday

Update: Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m.

Trail police have identified Morag Sigsworth, 71, as the woman found dead in Montrose last week.

“On May 2, William Sigsworth, a 73-year-old Montrose resident, was charged with Second Degree Murder contrary to Section 235 of the Criminal Code of Canada in the alleged murder of his wife, 71-year-old Morag Sigsworth,” Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, from the Greater Trail RCMP, confirmed in a Monday news release.

Mr. Sigsworth made his first court appearance in Rossland Provincial Court earlier in the day. He will remain in custody until his next court appearance on May 14.

Wicentowich reported Sigsworth’s second court date will be made in Grand Forks via video.

A Publication Ban under Section 517 of the Criminal Code of Canada is currently in place and prohibits the publishing of any details about the incident at this time.

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A man, charged with murder in Montrose, has made his first court appearance.

Read more: Trail RCMP update on woman found dead in Montrose

Read more: Woman found dead in Montrose

The accused appeared in Rossland provincial court Monday morning in connection with a woman found deceased last week.

No cause of death has been released.

The judge has granted a Section 517 publication ban. An order under this section bans publication of information arising during a bail hearing, as well as the reasons given by the judge, until the accused is discharged or, if ordered to stand trial, the trial has ended.

“No further details can be published at this time,” Wicentowich confirmed after court. “The accused will be making an appearance in court via video on May 14 in Grand Forks.”

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One man has been arrested after a woman was found deceased in Montrose early Thursday morning.

Trail and Greater District RCMP were called to a residence in the village at approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday May 2.

According to the police release, upon attendance, officers discovered an adult female deceased.

“The death appeared to be suspicious and an adult male was arrested at the scene. South East District Major Crime has been called to assist and now has conduct of the investigation,” said the release.

The investigation is ongoing and police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Trail RCMP at (250) 364-2566, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, from the Greater Trail RCMP, later confirmed the male and female were known to each other, and they both lived at the residence.

“More details will follow as the investigation advances,” Wicentowich stated. “The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and Southeast District Major Crimes Unit continue to be fully engaged in this sensitive investigation and appreciate the patience and understanding from the public as they wait for more information.”

Greater Trail Victim Services is available to assist anyone who has been affected by this sudden and traumatic event in Montrose. The service can be reached through the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP at 250-364-2566 or directly at 250-368-2184.



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