Charges laid in connection to August 1st murder

Kamloops City, Major Crimes Unit

2020-08-02 21:12 PDT

File # 2020-25492

On August 1, 2020 at 10:34 am the Kamloops RCMP received a 911 call that led them to a residence on Clarke Street in Kamloops. Upon arrival police found a 39 year old male who had been stabbed and later died as a result of his injuries. This male has been identified as Paul Samuel Whitten, a resident of Kamloops.

Click here to view original news release (August 1, 2020)

Jason Michael Holm, also a resident of Kamloops, has now been charged with one count of second degree murder contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.

Although charges have been laid, this investigation is not over. We are releasing a picture of Jason Holm in the hopes the public can assist this investigation. We are asking for anyone who saw Mr. Holm in the downtown area of Kamloops on Saturday August 1, 2020 to please contact the RCMP. He may have been walking in the downtown core anytime between 6:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you saw Mr. Holm, had contact with him or know anything else about this investigation, please contribute to the safety of our community by contacting our investigators. - S/Sgt Simon Pillay - RCMP Kamloops Plainclothes Commander.

Jason Holm stands at 6'3 and approximately 250 pounds. He is a white male with very noticeable tattoos on his face, in the shape of teardrops of various sizes. He also presents with a neck tattoo of a red colour "Cobra" emblem.

This incident is not connected to organized crime or the drug trade. Mr. Holm and Mr. Whitten were known to each other and no other suspects are being sought.

RCMP investigators can be reached by calling 250-828-3000.

Released by:
S/Sgt. Simon Pillay


Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

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