VicPD are still searching for a male suspect who stabbed a man in Beacon Hill Park in 2014, and are asking the public for help.
Just after midnight on January 12th, 2014, a man called for emergency services after he suffered multiple stab wounds at Beacon Hill Park. Police say the attack took place near a public shelter near the off-leash dog area along the Dallas Road waterfront trail.
After the assault, the 48-year-old male victim was rushed to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. He remained there for 10 days to recover.
Investigators do not believe that the victim and the attacker know each other, and robbery is not considered a motive.
The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, is asking for anyone with information to come forward.
“I was significantly impacted by this, and I still deal with the after effects, both physical and emotional, today. I hope that anyone with any information will come forward to find the person who did this to me.”
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man aged 20 – 30 years old standing 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has a physically fit build with short red hair, a short red full beard, and green eyes.
“Investigations such as these typically require that one piece of information to turn the tide in the investigation and as of today, we have not received that,” said Investigative Services Division Inspector Keith Lindner in a release.
“We’re confident that someone out there has information that would allow us to move the investigation forward and to help identify the person(s) responsible and put them before the courts.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Victoria police at 250-995-7654, or anonymously through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).