RCMP investigating double homicide in Crofton, British Columbia – UPDATED

Cowichan, Duncan, BC – A Duncan man has now been charged in the double homicide of two people over the weekend in Crofton.

Justin James Dodd, 33, of Duncan is expected to appear in court on November 2, 2021 to answer to two counts of second degree murder in relation to an incident in Crofton early Saturday morning.

Just after midnight on October 23, 2021, North Cowichan Duncan RCMP frontline officers were called to a report of a suspicious circumstance at a house in the 8600 block of Crofton Road. When officers arrived they located two deceased persons in the residence, with another man who was quickly arrested without incident.

“The investigation into this incident remains active and on-going, with officers from the North Cowichan RCMP General Investigation Section continuing gather evidence and following up on priority tasks,” states Inspector Chris Bear the Officer in Charge of the North Cowichan RCMP Detachment.

Anyone who has information about this incident and has not already spoken with police is asked to call the North Cowichan RCMP and cite file 2021-16672.

BACKGROUND

North Cowichan, Duncan – The North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP is investigating after two people were discovered deceased in a residence in Crofton B.C.

Just after midnight on October 23, 2021, North Cowichan Duncan RCMP frontline officers were called to a report of a suspicious circumstance at a house in the 8600 block of Crofton Road. When officers arrived they located two deceased persons in the residence, with another man who was quickly arrested without incident. This man was transported to the North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP detachment, where he currently remains in custody.

While the investigation is in the preliminary stages, police believe this was an isolated incident and there is no on-going risk to the general public.

Double Homicide Investigation
Double Homicide Investigation

The Forensic Identification Section out of Nanaimo has been contacted for assistance. The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a concurrent fact-finding investigation into these unexpected deaths. Due to the privacy of the deceased’s, under the Coroners Act, their names will not be released.

Anyone with information about this incident, including anyone who witnessed the event, is asked to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

File # 2021-16672

BC RCMP



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