Fort St. John woman convicted of murdering man whose body was found near Alaska Highway

A woman from Fort St John has been convicted of murdering a local man whose body was found near the Alaska Highway in 2015.

A B.C. Supreme Court jury found Lisa Virginia Apphia Miel, 26, guilty of second degree murder in the death of Kirk Morin.

Victim was father of 4, grandfather

Morin, 51, was a married father of four and grandfather, who operated a market garden before working in pipeline construction. Friends remembered him as a "great friend" with "old school values who treated people with love and generosity." 

Miel moved to Fort St John from New Brunswick. 

Miel was arrested on September 6, 2015, It was a Sunday night, shortly before midnight, when RCMP officers conducting a traffic stop discovered Miel driving Morin's white pickup truck.

A short time later, officers discovered Morin's body near the Alaska Highway in Taylor, 18 kilometres from Fort St. John. 

Miel, 26, awaits sentencing

Soon after, the RCMP sought out witnesses who may have seen Miel and Morin earlier that night interacting in the parking lot of the Taylor Community Hall, one block from the Alaska Highway.

Miel remains in custody awaiting sentencing on the murder conviction.

B.C. Crown counsel spokesperson Daniel McLaughlin said he won't comment on details, including a possible motive, or specific allegations raised during the three week trial, while the case is still before the courts.