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POLICE – Charges laid in connection with deaths of Kamloops brothers

Anthony Graham. (Image: RCMP)

Two men have been charged in connection with the deaths of Carlos and Erick Fryer, the Kamloops brothers whose bodies were discovered in Naramata in May.

On May 10, police went the Naramata Creek Forest Service Road after receiving information about an unresponsive person in need of medical attention. When officers arrived in the area they found two bodies, later identified as Carlos and Erick Fryer.

Today (June 18, 2021), the BC Prosecution Service approved first degree murder charges against 35-year-old Anthony Graham of Penticton and 32-year-old Wade Cudmore of Naramata. Cudmore has been arrested and remains in police custody, while Graham remains outstanding.

Erick (left) and Carlos Fryer.

The homicides are believed to be connected to gang and drug activities, with alleged criminal activities not limited to Naramata but other areas of B.C. including Northern BC and the Lower Mainland, said Acting Officer-In-Charge Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section.

“We are concerned that Anthony is a target and those associated to him, or found in his proximity are also at risk. Anthony, if you see or hear this message, I am asking you to turn yourself into the nearest police station.”

RCMP released a photo of Anthony Graham and asked for public assistance in locating him. They said he could be anywhere in B.C. and should be considered armed and dangerous.

“If you see him do not approach and immediately call 911.”

“I would like to express my appreciation to CFSEU-BC, the investigators and all those who provided operational support, which has allowed us to get to this charge approval point, said Penticton RCMP Officer in Charge Supt. Brian Hunter.

“We hope this announcement helps to put our community at ease.”

Anyone who has any information about Anthony Graham’s whereabouts, or additional information into the deaths of Erick and Carlos Fryer is asked to contact the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit tipline at 1-877-987-8477.

Police continue to investigate a woman’s deathy they believe to be connected to the deaths of the Fryer brothers.

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) was called to assist the Penticton RCMP following the discovery of the woman’s body at a home in Naramata on June.

Officers found the home was not secure but no one answered the door. They entered the home and found the woman’s body.

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