Police investigating homicide in Langford, one in custody

Police investigating homicide in Langford, one in custody
A woman was found dead at a residence on Selwyn Road in Langford on Dec. 31, according to RCMP. (CHEK News)

Police on Vancouver Island are investigating a homicide that allegedly took place in Langford on New Year’s Eve.

Shortly after 12 p.m., West Shore RCMP attended a residence on Selwyn Road in Langford for a welfare check.

Once inside the residence, officers discovered the body of a deceased female, and a male was taken into custody without incident, according to a BC RCMP press release.

Neighbours who live in the Arbutus Ridge Mobile Home Park say police showed up Friday and notified residents today.

“They just interviewed me a few minutes ago to tell me they were investigating a suspicious death,” said Kevin Lee who also lives in the park. “I can’t believe it, I just can’t understand what happened.”

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit has now taken over the investigation and the RCMP says it is working with the BC Coroners Service to definitively confirm the ID of the deceased.

Neighbours tell CHEK News, the man taken away in handcuffs is named Ryan and his mother Raye lives in the home.

“This is believed to have been an isolated incident and investigators do not believe that there is an ongoing risk to the public as both individuals knew each other,” said Sgt. Chris Manseau, media relations officer with the BC RCMP, said in the press release, adding. “Officers will continue to remain at the scene for the next few days while the investigation progresses.”

“The house is owned by this beautiful lady, she had a son but she’s by herself,” said Stefan Mieczkowski who also lives nearby.

“I haven’t seen that car move for about 3 or 4 days,” he added.

A silver Dodge Caliber was parked in the driveway Saturday.

Although the press release did not mention homicide, Manseau confirmed with CHEK News that the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

No further details were provided about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.


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