RCMP have arrested and charged 37-year-old Michael William Okemow with second degree murder in connection to the death of Crystal Andrews. The investigation began in November of 2015.

During the early morning hours of November 8, 2015, 22-year-old Crystal Andrews headed home from an after party, following a Halloween social at the local community club that she had attended with friends. Crystal never made it home. The next day, Crystal’s body was found on a trail in a wooded area in the community of Gods Lake Narrows, Manitoba. RCMP Major Crime Services, Forensic Identification Services and Police Dog Services responded to the community to assist the detachment with the investigation into Crystal’s death.

Police determined that Crystal died as a result of injuries sustained from a serious assault. Witness accounts and DNA evidence led police to charge 37-year-old Michael William Okemow, a man from her community, with second degree murder on March 21, 2018.

“Charging the man who killed Crystal won’t bring her back,” said Chief Superintendent Mark Fisher, Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations for the RCMP in Manitoba. “But it is one way we can honour her memory. She has not been forgotten. She will never be forgotten. I hope her family and her community can rest a bit easier now that the man responsible has been held to account.”

Okemow remains in custody.