BC Corrections has put out a follow-up public notification saying that Richard Ian Ellis no longer resides in Hope. Instead, he now lives in Chilliwack.
The press release was put out at 1 p.m. today, following another press release last Friday saying that he will live in Hope. Rumours about Ellis moving away from Hope surfaced after the initial release was published on media outlets, but on Monday, BC Corrections said they could not confirm anything at that time.
The public notification says Ellis is a high risk sex offender and is the subject of a public notification conducted by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Corrections Branch.