By Caleb Hutton
Federal charges in the murder of Kenneth Joseph aren’t expected to be filed until sometime next week.
For background, here’s the story that ran in today’s paper.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office let me know this morning, Nov. 1, the charging process had been delayed. Before, the documents were expected to be filed by Friday.
The charges will give the details of a homicide investigation that has, so far, been kept under wraps by Lummi police and the FBI. Levi E. J. Charles, a suspect in the murder, is being held in Whatcom County Jail, awaiting a court date.
Just for posterity, here’s the press release we got Wednesday afternoon from Lummi Communications:
The Lummi Nation Police Department, working in cooperation with the Whatcom County Sheriff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has identified Levi Charles, a transient American Indian, as a suspect in the Kenneth Joseph homicide investigation.
On October 29th, 2012, investigators conducted an interview with Mr. Charles while he was incarcerated in the Whatcom County Jail on a separate matter. Following the investigation, investigators established probable cause to hold Mr. Charles as a suspect in the Joseph homicide. The involved law enforcement agencies will continue to work together in the ongoing investigation.