The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) says that an investigation is still ongoing for a double homicide that took place in Duncan on Dec. 24, 2019.
Police say that, once again, they are seeking the public’s assistance and are asking for anyone who may have been a witness, or have dash-cam or other surveillance videos from December 24, 2019 between 10 and 11 p.m. in the area of Trunk Road, Canada Avenue and Duncan Street.
On Dec. 24, 2019, North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP were called to an assault in the area of Trunk Road and Canada Ave. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man and woman, both of whom were injured.
According to reports, the two victims – 37-year-old Fran Shurie and 29-year-old Nellie Williams – were attacked and beaten in a park just hours before they were supposed to see their kids.
Police say that the two were transported to the hospital where the Shurie succumbed to his injuries and Williams died from her injuries several days later.
Since the beginning of the investigation, there were indicators this was a targeted attack, and it’s believed there is still no risk to the public says Sergeant Jason Kerr, Acting Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of VIIMCU,
The VIIMCU team has spent the last year gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses and pursuing persons of interest. They have not stopped following up on tips in this tragic event.
Police are continuing to urge anyone with information to come forward and contact the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit information line at 250-380-6211.
“Your information could be the final necessary tip needed to bring justice to these two victims,” reads a statement from the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit.