Delores (Deedee) Brown’s appearance was quite different in available photos of her, but police hope they will jog someone’s memory about the circumstances leading up to her homicide. (Photo submitted)

Investigators still hoping to solve 2015 Brown homicide case

Tips being sought into Penelakut Island woman’s death five years ago

Police are still seeking tips that might solve the homicide of a Penelakut Island woman five years ago.

Delores (Deedee) Brown was 19 when she disappeared in the early morning hours of July 27, 2015 after partying with friends at the Point on Penelakut Island. Her body was discovered three weeks later on Aug. 19, 2015 near Norway Island.

“We appreciate your assistance in bringing attention back to Delores’ case,” stated Cpl. John Place of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, the lead investigator in the case. “We rely on tips from the public to solve cases such as hers. We continue to encourage anyone who may have information related to Delores’ death to contact us. You may have the missing piece of information that helps solve her homicide.”

Any piece of information, no matter how small, could be vital to determining what happened to Brown. She never returned home the night of July 27 and was first reported missing to police July 29, 2015 by concerned family members and friends.

An exhaustive search was conducted at the time that included Ground Search and Rescue, Marine Search and Rescue, RCMP Tactical Troop, helicopters, boats and community members who volunteered to help with the search during the days following her disappearance.

After Brown’s body was discovered, investigators immediately determined she met with foul play. VIIMCU investigators have continued to follow up on leads as the years have passed to try and determine who is responsible for her death.

Related: Investigation into homicide of Delores (Deedee) Brown continues

Penelakut Island comes under the jurisdiction of Ladysmith RCMP. Information about Brown can be provided to Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215 or through the VIIMCU Information Line at 250‐380-6211. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Homicide

 

Delores (Deedee) Brown was just 19 when her body was discovered near Norway Island three weeks after she had been partying with friends on Penelakut Island. (Photo submitted)

Just Posted

Teaching the teachers: investing in student success

Campbell River School District hires 11 new teacher coordinators

Dougal the blind raven enjoys role as ambassador at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Bird helps animal care technicians teach visitors about his species

Alberni celebrates First Nations heritage with new mural

Image at the entrance of Harbour Quay depicts the history of Tseshaht First Nation

EDITORIAL: It’s time to move on Bamfield Road project

Residents are tired of their pleas being ignored, like they have been for the past two decades

Vancouver Island dance classes billed as female empowerment tool

New Comox Valley business focuses on ‘promoting positive body image’

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Development permit approved for new auto dealership in Nanaimo

City council votes in favour of Mitsubishi building design proposal, including variances

Nanaimo RCMP resumes fingerprinting, police information check services

Certain services now available by appointment at detachment

Comox Valley Ringette Association requests equal ice time

Organizers want system changed to ensure gender equity for ice sports other than hockey

Nanaimo musician plays all instruments on DIY debut album

Jamie Penner releasing guitar-centric instrumental record ‘Out of Curiosity’

Most Read