Homicide investigators in Port Alberni are pleading for information from the public to solve a murder case that remains unsolved over a year later.
Terrance Mack, an Indigenous man, was found dead in an apartment suite in the 3200-block of Third Avenue in Port Alberni on May 4, 2021, according to RCMP.
“This investigation has pressed on over the last 15 months; officers have followed up each lead and are confident in the theory that Terrance’s death was a homicide,” RCMP said in a Friday update.
“Officers believe that more people within the West Coast communities have information about Terrance’s murder,” Mounties said.
Investigators suspected Mack’s body had been in the suite for at least two weeks before residents notified police of a smell coming from inside the building.
He is the father of two children and would’ve turned 34 about a week after he was found dead.
In a May 2021 interview with CHEK News, Mack’s cousin Allison Russ said her “heart sank” when she heard the news of his passing.
“It’s just sad because his father’s gone, his mother’s gone, his brother’s gone. It’s just a whole bunch of sadness,” Russ said, also noting that she hopes those responsible for Mack’s death are prosecuted.
“I do wish for justice to happen because I don’t want Terry to be forgotten,” Russ added.
In a news release, Port Alberni RCMP Const. Richard John says investigators are still looking to speak to anyone who may have information to further the investigation and “bring closure to those who have been impacted.”
“If you know anything about the events surrounding Terrance’s murder, please contact the Port Alberni Serious Crime Unit,” John said.