VIIMCU investigating Christmas Eve homicide

North Cowichan\Duncan, Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit

2019-12-25 16:02 PST

 The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has been called to assist the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP in investigating a Christmas Eve assault that resulted in a man's death.

Just before 11 p.m. on December 24, 2019 North Cowichan Duncan RCMP frontline officers were called to a report of an assault in the area of Trunk Road and Canada Ave. When officers arrived they located a man and woman, both of whom were injured. They were transported to a local area hospital, unfortunately the man suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead. The woman remains in hospital for treatment of her injuries.

VIIMCU has been notified and is now investigating. While the investigation is in the preliminary stages, police believe this was an isolated incident and there is no on-going risk to the general public.

Investigators are seeking anyone who may have been a witness, or have dash-cam or other surveillance video from December 24, 2019 between 10 and 11 p.m. in the area of Trunk Road, Canada Avenue and Duncan Street, to contact the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.

Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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