With the four-year anniversary of the death of 19-year-old Delores “Deedee” Brown approaching, the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) is once again turning to the public for assistance.
Brown was last seen on the early hours of July 27th, 2015. She was partying with friends on Penelakut Island, located just east of Vancouver Island.
Tragically, She never returned home after that night.
Once she was reported missing, police launched a massive search for Brown, including the use of helicopters, ground search and rescue members, marine search and rescue members, RCMP tactical troop, community searches, and more.
Over two weeks later, on August 19th, 2015, her body was discovered near Norway Island, located near Penelakut Island.
After finding her remains, police determined her death was suspicious and considered the case a homicide investigation.
Police say that the case remains active and investigators are committed to determining who is responsible for her death, with officers still following up on leads.
“We once again are asking the public, if you have any information about Deedee’s death, please contact VIIMCU investigators,” said Corporal John Place in a statement.
“The information held by members of the public may be the key piece of evidence needed to bring this file to a successful conclusion.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the CIIMCU information line at 250‐380-6211. Alternatively, people can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).