Delores Brown

RCMP still seeking information in year-old Delores Brown homicide

On Aug. 19, her body was discovered near Norway Island, and investigators quickly determined Delores had met with foul play

It’s been a year since the disappearance of 19 year-old Delores Brown from Penelakut Island, and the RCMP are still asking the public’s assistance finding out who is responsible for her death, which police have determined was a homicide.

Brown was last seen July 27, 2015, and reported missing July 29 by concerned family and friends.

An ‘exhaustive search’ by ground and marine Search and Rescue, the RCMP Tactical Troop, helicopters, boats and community searchers failed to locate her.

On Aug. 19, her body was discovered near Norway Island, and investigators ‘quickly determined Delores had met with foul play and commenced a homicide investigation.’

As the days and months have passed, Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) investigators have followed up on leads, forensically analyzed exhibits and continue to work with partners, including the BC Coroners Service, to determine who is responsible.

“As the anniversary of Delores’ disappearance approaches, we would like to take the opportunity to ask the public once again, if you have any information about Delores’ death or disappearance, please contact VIIMCU investigators or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers”, states Corporal Janelle Shoihet, of the Vancouver Island District RCMP.

“What may seem inconsequential to you, may be the missing link in this investigative puzzle. Everything is important.”

To contact VIIMCU about Delores Brown, call the Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215 or if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS); or online at; or by SMS, Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).



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