RCMP in three provinces are hailing an arrest made in Surrey connected to a homicide from 30 years ago.
On December 14, 1985, police say two masked men entered a home in the community of Rosthern, Saskatchewan.
Three teenaged girls were locked in a bathroom, and once they escaped, they found the body of the home’s owner, a woman named Frances Wendland.
One man was eventually charged, but then the case fell silent.
It re-opened in 2011 and led to the arrest of 65-year-old Dennis Hahn outside a business in Surrey two weeks ago.
“I think ultimately this file and any historical homicide file speaks to the hard work that a team of dedicated investigators who despite time and other challenges never give up on these files.”
RCMP spokesperson Mandy Maier says Hahn is charged with first-degree murder and unlawful confinement
Another man accused in the case, Henry Peter, is still at large.
Maier would not say how the two men are related, if at all, to the victim.