BRITISH COLUMBIA

Woman set on fire in supposed pagan ritual was social worker on Schoenborn file

04/07/2015 12:51 EDT | Updated 06/07/2015 05:59 EDT
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A B.C. woman who suffered a fiery death in a supposed pagan ritual "gone horrifically wrong" was a former social worker who handled the case of three murdered children.

Forty-year-old Heather Carr was found ablaze in Riverside Park in Kamloops, B.C., just after 2 a.m. on March 31 and died in hospital a few hours later.

Police originally suspected suicide, but BC Coroners Service investigators say they believe the death was accidental.

Carr was active among Wiccan groups on social media, operating a Facebook group called Being Pagan Out of the Broom Closet.

A post on that page said Carr died as a result of “severe burns suffered in a ritual gone horrifically wrong.”

It has also since been revealed that Carr was a former social worker in Merritt, B.C., who went on long-term disability after three children in her case-management file were murdered by their father, Allan Schoenborn.

She had the file for Kaitlynne, Cordon and Max Schoenborn who were killed in April 2008.

Carr went on stress leave after the murders and was later placed on long-term disability.

Schoenborn was found not criminally responsible for the killings because of a mental disorder in 2010 and remains in psychiatric custody. (Kamloops This Week)