A 32 year-old Regina male has been charged with First-Degree Murder and Offering an Indignity to Human Body in connection with the case of Richele Lee BEAR. With these charges, the Regina Police Service confirms the belief, supported by investigation, that 23 year-old Richele Lee BEAR is deceased, even though her body has not been found. The Regina Police Service Major Crimes Unit continues to work on this, and other, aspects of this case. Investigators and a Victim Services Missing Person Liaison worker have met with the family of Richele Lee BEAR to tell them about this development, answer questions (as much as possible) and offer support.
Twenty-three year-old Richele Lee BEAR, of Regina, was reported missing to the Regina Police Service on September 5, 2013. The exact time and date of her disappearance is not known. Since September 5th, the Regina Police Service has conducted a comprehensive investigation to locate Richele Lee BEAR. In the course of this investigation, there was evidence discovered to indicate that Richele Lee BEAR was deceased and, through further investigation, evidence to support charges against a male suspect. Members of the Regina Police Service Major Crimes Unit arrested a 32 year-old Regina male, who was already in custody on another matter, on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Thirty-two year-old Clayton Bo EICHLER, DOB: 1981-08-28, of Regina is charged with First-Degree Murder [235(1) CC] and Offering an Indignity to a Human Body [182(b) CC] in connection with the death of Richele Lee BEAR. In addition, a previous charge of Second-Degree Murder against EICHLER, in connection with the death of 21 year-old Kelly Nicole GOFORTH, of Regina (laid on December 31, 2013) has been withdrawn and a new information sworn, charging First-Degree Murder in that case. EICHLER will make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014.