Flowers lay on the driveway at the scene of a Langford murder that has sent shockwaves through the quiet community.
“It’s very shocking,” says neighbour Christopher White.
West Shore RCMP were called to the home in the 1200-block of McLeod Place, near Happy Valley Road, just before 4 p.m. on Friday after a body was found inside.
Police say the 55-year-old victim — who’s been identified by neighbours as Kerri Ann Weber — was unresponsive.
Her husband, 56-year-old Kenneth Lawrence Weber, was arrested on Friday and has now been charged with second-degree murder.
“It’s very sad,” says White. “They did keep to themselves, but when I saw them in the shops. Mrs. Weber was very talkative and kind.”
Court documents say the murder happened last Thursday.
But RCMP are releasing very little about the case — only that it’s believed to be an isolated incident and there are no public safety concerns.
The RCMP’s Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and West Shore RCMP are investigating and have canvassed neighbours for information.
The Webers — who were married 14 months ago according to Facebook posts — had only lived on the street since last November.
The senseless Lanford murder has led to Facebook posts trying to raise awareness about domestic violence, with people posting that they hope some good may come out of this tragedy.
“It’s important to touch base with your neighbours, even if it’s just to knock on the door and say do you need anything?” White says.
Kerri’s being remembered as “a beautiful person who deserved better.”
Friends say she was kind and funny and “her vibrant and positive energy will be missed.”
Ken Weber’s next court appearance is scheduled for November 19th.
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