(Victoria Buzz)

A 43-year-old man has been charged in connection with a homicide that occurred in Saanich last year. 

In a media release, Saanich Police confirmed charges have been laid against Scott Matheson in the death of Robert Dobronay, a 64-year-old Saanich resident. 

On the morning of September 8th, 2021, Saanich Police responded to Dobronay’s basement suite home on Battleford Avenue after receiving a 911 call. 

Related: Death of man at Saanich residence ruled as homicide


Inside the multi-unit rental property, it was reported to police that there was a dead body inside one of the units. Shortly after arriving on the scene Dobronay’s body was found. 

Dobronay’s death was considered to be a homicide and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) took control of the investigation.

Matheson was arrested by the VIIMCU in Penticton, BC and charged with the 2nd-degree murder. His first appearance in court is scheduled for October 5th, and he will remain in custody until that time.

“Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and the subjects would have been known to one another,” Saanich Police said in a statement last year.

No additional details have been released prior to Matheson’s court appearance. 


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