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).



Just Posted

Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery hosting author events this weekend

A children’s book author who also played an orangutan in The Planet… Continue reading

Proposed public art installation sparks debate in Victoria

$250,000 sculpture compliments an interactive sound element of First Nations drumming and singing

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

RCMP seek motorists allegedly racing on highway in Chemainus prior to bridge crash

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are searching for two motorists who were allegedly racing… Continue reading

#MeToo at work: How reporting sexual harassment works – and how it doesn’t

British Columbians have four options to report harassment or assault, but none of them are easy

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Want to be on map of ‘must-see’ Christmas lights from Ladysmith to Chemainus?

Created a holiday masterpiece on your front lawn ? Have a neighbour… Continue reading

Family suspends search for missing Alberta couple, plane near Revelstoke

Due to bad weather, families of missing Albertan couple say they will resume in the spring

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

B.C. anti-hate campaigner finds Google search on his efforts redirects to porn

Text from online news article about Cran Campbell being used to link to suspect websites

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

As anticipated, the movie fell shy of the opening weekend for J.J. Abrams’ 2015 franchise reboot

2 couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

West Australian couple Anne Sedgwick, Lyn Hawkins have been together for 40 years

Most Read