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.

Update: In February 2020, Daniel Forrest  Creagh pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of Gauthier. According to reports admitted to stabbing Gauthier in the heart before kicking him in the head when he was lying on the ground.

On June 26th 2023 Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers announced that a Canada Wide Warrant has been issued for the arrest of Daniel Forrest CREAGH is currently wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant, he may be hiding out in the Greater Victoria area. If you see him, please call 911 immediately. If you think you know where he may be and you want to tell us anonymously call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at

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