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Joe Gauthier found dead in Victoria – Little information released by police

Vancouver Island Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 1400 block of Hillside Avenue just before 5 a.m. Saturday March 10th.

Police arrived to find 35 year-old Joe Gauthier dead at the scene. The cause of death has not been released at this time, and police remain tight lipped regarding the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call 250-380-6211.

Remains of Euarchol Wanichpan located at SJ Willis School in Victoria

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit have confirmed that the body found at  SJ Willis School in Victoria on August 22 is that of Euarchol Wanichpan 25.

Euarchol Wanichpan. had been missing since July 31st. Police say that foul play is suspected in the death, but have not released the cause of death at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Man shot to death at a Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo

Police were called to the Howard Johnson Hotel on April 19th at around 3:20am after a hotel employee called 911 reporting gunshots.

Police arrived at the scene to find a 34 year old man dead in the lobby with apparent gunshot wounds.

Brandon Tyler Woody, 30,  was arrested an hour after the shooting, and has been charged with First Degree Murder and one count of Possessing a Firearm while prohibited.

Victoria’s first homicide of the year

Victoria police were called to the corner of Douglas and View Streets in front of a McDonalds at around 12:30am Saturday November 26th on report of a stabbing.

Police found the man suffering from a life threatening wound. The man was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery, however he died from his injuries.

Police arrested a 27 year old man, who will remain in custody while the investigation continues.

Daniel Blake Penney charged with the murder of Mary Caitlin Walton

Mary Caitlin Walton’s body was found dead in her Victoria home on March 14th by Victoria police. Her cause of death still has not been released.

Four hours earlier police responded to an attempted suicide, 51-year-old Daniel Blake Penney was found unconscious on a property he co-owned with Walton in Colwood, B.C. Police found a man inside a car in a garage with the engine running and the doors shut.

Mary Caitlin Walton’s estranged husband Daniel Blake Penney has now been charged with her murder.