Prince George RCMP are investigating the death of James Archibald Webb, whose body was found in a rural area about 80 kilometres northeast of the city on April 19. The police suspect foul play and have identified the incident as a targeted homicide, with links to the drug trade in Prince George.
Webb had been reported missing in mid-March and had not been seen since March 8. He was 52 years old, 180 cm (5’11) tall and weighed 68 kg (150 lbs) with blue eyes, a birthmark on his face, near his nose, grey and white hair, sometimes shaved. He was also known to carry an oxygen tank and had difficulty walking long distances.
In a press release reporting his disappearance, Webb’s criminal history was mentioned. In March 2014, he was sentenced to an eight-month conditional sentence order in relation to a small marijuana grow-op and seizure of guns from a 6100-block Trent Drive home in September 2013. Webb pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing a firearm without a licence and fraudulent consumption of electricity.
This incident marks Prince George’s fifth homicide of the year, all of which have been drug-related. The police have urged anyone who may have seen Webb in the days leading up to his disappearance to contact Prince George RCMP. Tips can be left anonymously at Northern B.C. Crime Stoppers or by contacting Prince George RCMP.