Toronto Police have arrested and charged 21-year-old Kalen Schlatter of Toronto with second-degree murder in the death of Tess Richey.
Richey lived in Toronto at the time of her death but was from North Bay.
Schlatter was arrested at 11:00pm Sunday night and has been on the radar of police since early in the investigation, says Homicide Detective Sergeant GrahamGibson. The accused has been remanded into custody.
At a press conference Monday morning, police gave a few details about the case. They say there is no motive for Richey’s murder. Police say they believe Richey and the accused met for the first time the night she was killed.
It was determined by a forensic investigation that Richey was killed by neck compression. Schlatter is believed to be the person of interest in the photos released by police in December. Police say that the two were alone at the scene of the murder and that Richey died before he left.