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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

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