The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says 43-year-old Walter Ramsey has pleaded guilty in the case involving the death of a woman whose body was found in a Mission trailer home.
IHIT says Ramsey has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.
He was arrested shortly after the body of 33 year old Eleanor Anthonysz was found in her burned out home on April 17, 2015.
In a release to CKNW, Ramsey also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder in relation to the two children were also taken to hospital with injuries as a result of the incident.
“A guilty plea in any investigation speaks to the hard work and dedication of the agencies involved. It is important to acknowledge the support of the community, the work of the Mission RCMP , support units in the Lower Mainland District and the partnership with crown that has led to this positive outcome.”
Inspector Ted De Jager, is the officer in Charge of the Mission Detachment.
“This was a tragedy that affected the entire community of Mission with lasting effect on Eleanor’s family. We are greatly appreciative of the work of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team for all the work they have done to arrive at this outcome. It is our sincere hope that this will bring some closure to Eleanor’s family.
There is a publication ban in place to protect the identity of the children involved.
Ramsey will be sentenced in Chilliwack court April 22.