VIIMCU still looking to speak with motorist who picked up witnesses from scene where three bodies were found

Oceanside, Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit

2020-11-30 09:44 PST

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) along with the assistance of other agencies, including the BC Coroners Service, continue to work on the investigation from rural Qualicum Beach. During the initial examination, multiple burned structures were examined and human remains along with the remains of four dogs were recovered.

Fire scenes bring a variety of challenges and are complex scenes to process. Investigators must pore over the scene, meticulously search through debris piece by piece and then examine collected items using specialized techniques, says Corporal Chris Manseau, Media Relations Officer for the BC RCMP.

The RCMP continues to work with the BC Coroners Service to definitively confirm the ID of the deceased.

VIIMCU investigators are still looking to speak with the motorist who picked up two hitchhikers in a light coloured sedan on the morning of November 1st. This individual has not yet made contact with police, and may be unaware that they are being sought by police as a witness.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.
 

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S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
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