It’s been more than three months since the killing of artist Jeremy Gordaneer and there’s still no updates on the investigation, leaving his wife Thea Patterson upset and frustrated.
Still shocked and processing the devastating news, she’s desperate for answers.
“Nothing. I have zero information,” she said. “I haven’t learned anything about what happened. It’s an open investigation and because of that, there’s no information that can be shared.”
Gordaneer was found suffering from life-threatening injuries in the 1000-block of Carberry Gardens in the Rockland neighbourhood around 5 a.m. on Aug. 31.
Despite efforts made to resuscitate him, he succumbed to his injuries and died and the details leading up to his death is still unknown.
“I can only imagine in my mind so I end up [with] scenarios that may or may not be close to the truth, but you end up doing that where you go in your mind when you lay awake at night, just wondering,” said Patterson.
She said it’s torturous not knowing what happened and she can’t move on until she finds out.
“This was very unexpected. Jeremy was not the kind of person who, in any way, had a lifestyle that would invite this kind of incident. So, it’s very mysterious and bewildering. … Just trying to understand who, why and what,” she said.
“There’s something very intimate about it — about having this happen to you. And it’s a weird feeling to know there’s people out there who know a lot more about the series of events that potentially unfolded than you do in respect to your closest loved one,” she added
In an emailed statement to CHEK News, Victoria Police said the investigation is ongoing.
“The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) continues to actively investigate this homicide. We understand that time has passed since the initial incident. However, these investigations can take a significant amount of time,” said Const. Cam MacIntyre, the media spokesperson with VicPD.
“Our risk assessment is ongoing and continuously being re-evaluated. We still don’t believe there is a risk to the general public, but will notify the public if that changes,” he continued.
Patterson has since temporarily moved to Montreal where she’s being supported by family and friends, but says it’s still a struggle trying to carry on with her life without her husband.
‘I miss his humour, his gentleness,” she said. ” I mean, I miss everything, really.”
While she’s disappointment with the lack of progress made in the investigation, she remains hopeful.
“I really hope that some resolution is arrived because there is someone out there who did this ad to me, that sounds risky. It’s unsettling, you know?”
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.