North Cowichan/Duncan continue to investigate fatal stabbing of male youth
North Cowichan\Duncan, B.C. Island District
2021-03-02 14:38 PST
File # 2121-3190
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The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP is continuing further the investigation into a fatal stabbing in in North Cowichan, B.C.
The victim is a resident of North Cowichan and investigators believe this was an isolated incident between two individuals who were known to each other.
The North Cowichan/Duncan General Investigation Section continues to work closely with the Forensic Identification Section, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Frontline members and the B.C. Coroners Service to further the investigation and complete priority tasks, says Corporal Chris Manseau, spokesperson for the Vancouver Island RCMP.
After consultation with Crown Counsel, the suspect has since been released from custody without conditions. As charges have not yet been sworn, the identity of the suspect will not be disclosed.
For many in the community the thought of a 17-year-old being stabbed to death is incomprehensible, says North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP Detachment Commander Inspector Chris Bear.
Investigators, Victims Service workers and grief counselors have been contacted, and are working with those most affected by this tragic incident.
Investigators are continuing to speak with witnesses in this incident, and are requesting that anyone who may have been a witness, or have information about this incident, to contact the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP Detachment at 250-748-5522.
Cpl. Chris ManseauDivision Media Relations Officer
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