Police are continuing to search for suspects in the murder of Thomas Feeney, a 75-year-old who died in his home, on a street named after his family.
It was on June 5 that Feeney was found dead on Feeney Road near Rossland, the victim of a violent break-and-enter.
“We know that crimes of this nature, especially one involving a great man, like Tom Feeney, is disturbing,” says RCMP Supt. Tim Head at the time.
“I would like to assure the public that this is a priority investigation and any and all resources needed to identify the individual or individuals responsible are in place.”
Among the items stolen were a rare vintage rifle called a sharps 45-70, a 30/30 lever-action rifle with a saddle ring, a crossbow with white markings, a fox double barrel shotgun, a clay pigeon thrower and a 40-inch Emerson LCD TV.
“He was a father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved to hunt and fish and enjoy the outdoors. In his younger years he loved to curl and had the opportunity to curl at the Brier. More than anything he loved to sit and tell a good story,” said Colin Lohrer, his son-in-law.
“We need to know why this happened and we need the individual or individuals responsible to be identified and charged.”
If you have anything that can help solve this case, please call police – or if you wish to remain anonymous visit bccrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-22-8477.