James Nathan Roberts, 38, was found dead May 15 by a Terrace RCMP officer patrolling the woods between the curling rink and the train tracks. Police are asking the public to come forward with any information. (Submitted photo)

James Nathan Roberts, 38, was found dead May 15 by a Terrace RCMP officer patrolling the woods between the curling rink and the train tracks. Police are asking the public to come forward with any information. (Submitted photo)

Terrace police renews assistance plea a year into homicide investigation

Investigation began after James Roberts’ body was found in May 2020

Terrace RCMP have issued a renewed public plea to citizens a year after James Robert’s homicide investigations began.

Roberts’s body was located in Terrace on May 15, 2020 a day after he was murdered in an attack that the police term “targeted, serious and violent.”

Roberts, who was 38-years-old when he was found deceased, was last seen alive around 4 p.m on May 14, 2020. His body was found the next day around 11 a.m. in the woods between the curling rink and the train rail tracks by a Terrace RCMP officer on foot patrol.

The police said that they have continued the investigation with support from the North District Major Crimes Unit and have been following up on every tip they receive.

“This investigation has remained active from the beginning,” said the police in a statement released May 9.

“Our goal is to find the truth of what happened to James, and one area that we can accomplish this is through information from witnesses,” Sgt. Mike Robinson from the Terrace detachment.

“I recognize that this is a difficult request in a small community, but I ask that everyone join me in supporting James’ family and call with any information that may help with the investigation and bring healing and closure to the family and friends,” he added.

Anyone with information about this homicide is urged to call the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or make an anonymous report through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net