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The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) have issued a media release in hopes of finding a cell phone connected to a New Year’s eve homicide in Langford.

The phone is linked to the the murder of 59-year-old Raymonde Elder whose body was found during a wellness check at her Selwyn Road home.

Just after 12 p.m. on Friday, December 31st, West Shore RCMP officers attended the residence of Elder for a well-being check.

Once inside the home, officers found her deceased.

Four days later, her son, 27-year-old Ryan Elder, was identified as the suspect and faces one count of second-degree murder in the death.

As the investigation continues, VIIMCU are looking for someone who may have found a cell phone between December 25th, 2021 and January 18th, 2022 in the area of the Galloping Goose Trail and Atkins Road in Langford, between Veterans Memorial Parkway and Westwind Drive.

Anyone who came across the phone in that area is asked to call VIIMCU at 250-380-6211.

Police said the homicide is believed to have been an isolated incident.

“This is believed to have been an isolated incident and investigators do not believe that there is an ongoing risk to the public as both individuals knew each other,” said Sergeant Chris Manseau, media relations officer for the BC RCMP.

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