The BC Coroner’s Service says that a woman who was attacked in Duncan on Christmas Eve died in hospital on Saturday.
The woman has been identified by a GoFundMe page as Nellie Williams. Williams was assaulted late on Dec. 24 along with her boyfriend near the intersection of Trunk Rd. and Canada Ave. Both were rushed to hospital, however Williams’ boyfriend had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead soon after.
According to the GoFundMe page Williams suffered a stroke while in hospital. The BC Coroner’s Service has not released a cause of death at this time.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) is investigating the attack and said that they were treating it as an isolated incident.
In a release Sunday afternoon, Duncan RCMP say that the investigation is now being treated as a double homicide.
Investigators say that early indications are that this was a targeted attack.
Police are continuing to gather evidence and say they are pursuing several leads including two male persons of interest.
RCMP are also once again urging anyone with information to come forward or call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211. They are especially looking for anyone who was in the area of Trunk Road and Duncan Street or Canada Avenue between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on Dec. 24, including people who may have dashcam or other video surveillance footage.