The man was accused of killing a Burnaby, B. C. The education assistant shares her name as a boyfriend, the sources told CTV Vancouver.
Jan Poepl, 31, was charged with second-degree murder after being arrested by the RCMP on Thursday. Nicole Hasselmann was found dead two weeks ago.
"[Integrated Homicide Investigation Team] Ün This is a very difficult time for Nicole Cs death to his family, and we hope we can give them some answers, ’says Cpl. Frank Jang said in a statement.
Sources say CTV Vancouver has a relationship with Hasselmann, a Burnaby resident of the same name as the accused killer. In the past, her boyfriend had spent some time working as a real estate agent.
Investigators say Hasselmann and his accused murderer knew each other but did not confirm how and to what extent their relationship was protected.
. The IHIT detectives have worked decisively to secure and compile evidence for compensation, and the present conclusion would not have been possible without tireless efforts, J Jang said.
As of Saturday, no trial date has been set for Poepl.
The authorities have details about the death of Hasselmann.
On November 16, the first responders wounded the Vancouver School District special education assistant at a school following the crash of the SUV. In 2017, it was revealed that Kia Sorrento hit a lamppost.
Hasselmann later died in the hospital, and the police initially believed that he was easily removed from the vehicle during the collision.
But later, the inspectors said their injuries were "indicative of the foul play". They haven't explained the official reason for his death yet.
An unresponsive man was also found in the SUV and was filmed by first responders. The authorities are expecting a full recovery.
The murder team was not verified if the defendant was confirmed to be the man in the vehicle or in any way that he was involved in the accident.
After his death, Hasselmann's friends and colleagues told him that they remembered him as a great mother and a good friend.
Researchers from RCMP want anyone who knows about the situation to call the information line on 1-877-551-4448. Anyone wanting to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stopper on 1-800-222-8477.
A report from CTV Vancouver's Emad Agahi