Charges laid in death of Amy Watts in Nanaimo, B.C.; “body was discovered by police on Thursday June 3, 2021”

Nanaimo, BC – Following an 18-month long investigation in the disappearance of 26-year-old Amy WATTS, a charge of Manslaughter has been approved against her former boyfriend, 38-year-old Kyle Gordon ORDWAY.

On January 16, 2023, Nanaimo Crown Counsel, in close consultation with the Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit, approved the charge against ORDWAY. Amy WATTS was originally from Prince Edward Island and had moved to Vancouver Island several years prior. She was in a relationship with ORDWAY up until her disappearance in May of 2021.

Manslaughter
(File Photo) Manslaughter

ORDWAY is currently in custody on an unrelated matter. His next court appearance in Nanaimo Provincial Court on the Manslaughter charge has not been determined.

The investigation into WATTS’ disappearance and death required significant time and police resources. In the weeks and months following Amy WATTS’ disappearance, investigators, utilizing significant resources and expertise, exhaustively searched several locations, and followed up on dozens of tips in order to gather evidence related to this matter.

“Given that this mater is now before the courts and that an individual has been formally charged and is before the courts, police will not be providing any additional information with regards to the investigation,” said R/Cst Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

File # 2021-19252

Nanaimo RCMP

BACKGROUND

Body discovered in downtown Nanaimo

Nanaimo

2021-06-04 16:45 PDT

File # 2021-19252

The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating the discovery of an adult female body in downtown Nanaimo. The in the vicinity of Albert St and Victoria Crescent. The deceased was found in a small wooded ravine, and the BC Coroners Service has been advised.

Based on preliminary observations, investigators believe the deceased is 27-year-old Amy Watts, who was reported missing by her family to the Nanaimo RCMP on Thursday May 27, 2021. The family of the deceased have been notified.

A forensic autopsy will be scheduled in the near future and the investigation is continuing.

Nanaimo RCMP

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