Police believe a fight may have occurred prior to Michael's death/disappearance.According to the Vancouver Sun, MacInnes has a prior conviction for production of a controlled substance and is known to have links in the upper Fraser Valley drug trade.
MacInnes made his first court appearance on March 10 in the Chilliwack Provincial Court.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, April 10th, 2008, Michael Scullion, 30, of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada was in an altercation outside the Agassiz Crossroads Hotel at 5936 Lougheed Highway near Agassiz, BC shortly after midnight. Scullion had been with friends at the hotel pub and when they came outside he was gone. He was reported missing to police that evening. He has had no contact with family or friends and has failed to show up for work or to collect his pay check, which is highly out of character for him.
A missing person's investigation began and within a few days, according to media reports, information learned by investigators suggested that Michael's disappearance was most likely the result of foul play. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team then assumed control of the investigation.
Investigators are hopeful that additional tips will continue to come in to assist in moving this investigation forward. If you have information on the whereabouts of Michael Scullion, or if you may have witnessed the altercation outside the Agassiz Crossroads Hotel shortly after midnight on Thursday, April 10, you are asked to call the IHIT TIP Line at 1-866-373-7886. The information you give will be treated as confidential. If you wish to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Name/age: Michael Scullion, 30
Residence: Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Last seen: 04/10/08, Agassiz Crossroads Hotel, 5936 Lougheed Highway near Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada
Physical Description: Caucasian, 5’11,” 180 lbs, short brown hair. Wearing Charcoal-colored hooded sweatshirt with a light grey pattern on the front, blue jeans and white running shoes. Had two days facial hair growth when last seen.
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(2014, March 10). Richard MacInnes charged in Michael Scullion cold case. CBS News. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/richard-macinnes-charged-in-michael-scullion-cold-case-1.2567088
(2014, March 10). Charges laid in 2008 Agassiz murder. Vancouver Sun. Section: The Real Scoop. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2014/03/10/charges-laid-in-2008-agassiz-murder/