A fire that destroyed the more-than-century-old Victoria Plaza building was the result of arson.

That was confirmed Friday morning by Victoria Police, adding the building’s caretaker is still unaccounted for.

Police released a newly acquired photo of Draeger, who was not found in the search through debris at the site in the 600-block of Pandora Avenue.

Victoria Police released a newly acquired photo of Mike Draeger without a beard. Draeger is the Victoria Plaza's caretaker and is still missing since the fire in May.
Victoria Police released a newly acquired photo of Mike Draeger without a beard. Draeger is the Victoria Plaza’s caretaker and is still missing since the fire in May.
VicPD have released surveillance photos of Mike Draeger, the caretaker at the Plaza Hotel that was destroyed in a fire on May 6, 2019. Draeger is still unaccounted for. (VicPD)
(VicPD)
Victoria Police says no further details can be released to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about the fire, or Draeger’s whereabouts, is asked to call Victoria Police at (250) 995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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