Welcome, visitor!   Register   Login

Post an Ad
Menu Post an Ad

Integrated Major Crime Unit and Coroner Investigating Incident at Maliview Home

    News & Events    December 7, 2017

UPDATE: 2017 December 8th at 11:45 AM -The identity of the deceased in the death on Salt Spring Island that occurred on Dec 6th has now been confirmed to be that of 47 year old Heather Jones. The 22 year old male originally arrested, was released from police custody and has been apprehended under the Mental Health Act. Investigators are now trying to piece together the last movements of Heather Jones in the hours and days before her death. A forensic autopsy is scheduled for Monday, December 11th. Anyone with information is asked to call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.

UPDATE: 2017 December 7th at 11:10 AM – Salt Spring Island RCMP are currently investigating an incident that was reported shortly before noon on December 6th, 2017, in which a woman was found deceased inside a residence on Maliview Drive. A 22 year old male is in custody and the two were known to each other. Foul play is suspected and the Salt Spring RCMP, Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU), RCMP Forensic Identification Section and the BC Coroners Service are investigating. (See location photos below.)

The victim has been identified as Heather Jones, owner of Amber Cabs.

UPDATE: 2017 December 7th at 8:11 AM – Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) on site are still not commenting on the incident. The area around the house is secured and being monitored by off island BC RCMP VIIMCU. There is an active staging area outside of the house for investigators. The incident appears to have occurred at the duplex at 146-148 Maliview on Salt Spring Island. (See location photos below.)

UPDATE: 2017 December 7th at 7:28 AM – Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) and BC Coroner are investigating an incident that unfolded in the 100 block of Maliview on Salt Spring Island yesterday around noon. The house is still taped off with investigators on site. There is no active risk to those living in the area. During the incident a nearby school was informed about the incident, and engaged in a “shelter in place drill” as is the practice when there is an incident in an area near a school. A shelter in place drill is similar to an indoor recess, where students play inside instead of outside and no one is to leave the building unless an adult says it is okay. The school was not locked down as had been rumoured.

Salt Spring crews responded to reports of an assault with BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) requesting medevac to stage for 1 patient with CPR in progress. There was heavy and active speculation online amongst neighbours in the area while the area was in lock down and after, but all of which has been removed out of respect for those involved in the incident.

BC RCMP are not responding to requests for additional details at this time and are referring all questions to Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU).

Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) commonly work on missing persons involving a suspicion of foul play, unsolved homicides and the investigation of homicides.

About the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU)

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) is comprised of

  • Saanich Police Department
  • RCMP
  • Victoria Police Department
  • Central Saanich Police Department
  • Oak Bay Police Department

and has been established to serve Vancouver Island and the Greater Victoria area as an integrated major crime unit.

The unit’s mandate includes homicides, missing persons where foul play is suspected, and unsolved homicides.

The creation of VIIMCU is intended to gain the benefits of integration, where an effective case management system will enhance communication and cooperation between the agencies in order to optimize and ensure success of major crime investigations.

146-148 Maliview Drive – Photo: Salt Spring Exchange

146-148 Maliview Drive – Photo: Salt Spring Exchange

146-148 Maliview Drive – Photo: Salt Spring Exchange

No Tags


Post an Event

Community News

  • BC Ferries Launches Online Engagement fo...

    by on May 25, 2018

    BC Ferries announced today the launch of an online engagement platform for community input to help shape future plans for Swartz Bay terminal. The online engagement effort is part of a broader community engagement program BC Ferries announced earlier in May, which includes meetings with key stakeholders and pop-up sessions at the terminal in late May […]

  • Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Educa...

    by on May 24, 2018

    Nominate someone in B.C.’s education system who has made a positive, long-lasting impact on your school community. The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education were created to recognize the enormous contributions of B.C.’s exceptional teachers, administrators and support staff that are vital to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the province. The Premier’s Awards provide students, […]

  • Photos: Fernwood School’s “Great Water W...

    by on May 24, 2018

    The students and staff of Fernwood School once again be walked in support of SOPAR’s village well projects in India. SOPAR is a non-profit, non-governmental, Canadian/Indian organization that supports community-driven development throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh. Classes walked to St Mary’s Lake to collect water and carry it back to Fernwood, experiencing what millions […]

  • Video: The Islands Trust – To Pres...

    by on May 24, 2018

    Trustees describe the work of the Islands Trust and what the mandate to preserve and protect the environment and the unique amenities of the islands in the Canadian Salish Sea means to them personally. Watch to learn more about the governance organization that regulates Salt Spring Island and most of the Gulf Islands. Facebook Twitter […]

  • Tour des Iles Festival – Explore O...

    by on May 23, 2018

    The Tour des Iles Festival (TDIF) is big and getting bigger – and we want you to be a part of it! Our Fourth Annual Festival is taking place June 22, 23, and 24, 2018. All day inter-island small boat service will connect you to Pender, Saturna, Salt Spring, Galiano and Mayne Islands. Courtesy shuttles, […]

  • Globe Health Reporter André Picard at Fo...

    by on May 23, 2018

    Is Canada’s public health-care system under threat? What are the social and economic impacts of mental illness? Why is tackling poverty not a health-care priority? Why do so many Canadians lack a family doctor? Health issues have long occupied top headlines in Canadian media, and no journalist has written on public health with more authority […]

  • Fire News: Chief’s Response Report – 201...

    by on May 15, 2018

    In April 2018, Salt Spring Fire Rescue responded to 41 incidents including: Three commercial and one residential alarm bell, Three calls for assistance, One beach fire, One chemical spill or leak, One BC Hydro fire, 21 medical assistance calls, Two motor vehicle incidents, Six open burn calls, One rescue, and One chimney fire. Operations Update […]

  • The Salt Spring Island Freshwater Catalo...

    by on May 14, 2018

    Selling the idea of interconnectedness and all it entails is one of the toughest pitches environmentally minded people have to make. Most people understand the connection between actions and consequences; not everyone acts upon that understanding. Living on an island fosters an acute sense of community and belonging, which can in turn lead to greater […]

  • Japanese Historical Charcoal Kilns on Sa...

    by on May 14, 2018

    May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. One of the very few Asian heritage sites on Salt Spring are the two charcoal kilns built by Isaburo Tasaka in the early 1900s in Mouat Park. Besides the two on our island, we have identified thirteen others in the Southern Gulf Islands. A new 68-page booklet published […]

Pin It on Pinterest