Homicide investigators have announced first degree murder charges in the death of a Langley man, who vanished without a trace.
Nicholas Hannon’s disappearance was troubling.
The 19-year-old was last seen in Walnut Grove on February 26, 2014.
His vehicle was found the next day, but no cell phone or bank account activity meant there was no trace of the young man.
His family called it out of character and postered the community,even offering a $10,000 dollar reward.
Then homicide investigators took over the case last year.
Not an organized crime hit
Now three men, all around the same age as the victim, have been charged with murder.
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says all four men knew one another.
“We believe that the victim was acquaintances – if not friends – with the accused. That relationship at some point soured. A conflict occurred, and that conflict ultimately turned deadly.”
Pound says this is not a case of organized crime.
“This was a group of individuals who were hanging out together, acquitances, they were friends. I can’t get into specifics of what that conflict is, because we are going to honor the court process, but I can tell you that it appears to be some sort of conflict that turned deadly.”
The young men all knew each other
Bradley Flaherty, Keith Tankard and Connor Campbell were arrested Friday.
They’re appearing in court this morning.
WATCH: Craig Hannon speaks about his son’s murder and the three accused
The three men charged in the killing of Nicholas Hannon have made their first court appearance in Surrey.
Bradley Flaherty, Keith Tankard and Connor Campbell were brought in to the dock to the quiet sounds of Nicholas’s mother sobbing.
The three settled alongside each other behind the glass booth as it was revealed that the case would be put over until October 5th.
That’s when they’re expected to make their next appearance.
Tuesday morning, IHIT confirmed that the three had been arrested and charged over the weekend; roughly the same time Nicholas’s body was found in Mission.