No additional tips were received following the five-year anniversary of the discovery of Delores (Deedee) Brown’s body near Norway Island.
The Penelakut Island teenager went missing July 27, 2015 and was found Aug. 19, 2015, the victim of a homicide.
The anniversary brought a renewed call by police for information that might help solve the crime. News coverage did not generate any further evidence from the public to consider.
Cpl. John Place of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is the lead investigator in the case.
“You can never predict when someone will be in a position to provide information and by keeping Delores’s name in people’s minds it may be the catalyst,” noted S. Sgt. Janelle Shoihet, senior media relations officer for the RCMP.
“Until there is a resolution, i.e. someone is charged and convicted in the investigation, the file will remain under investigation. At this point, we continue to ask anyone who may have information to come forward and speak with police, or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers.”
Information can be provided to Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215, through the VIIMCU Information Line at 250‐380-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Brown had been out with friends July 27 but never returned home. Any piece of information, no matter how small, could be vital in determining what happened to her.