Homicide investigators release images of 2 people linked to Duncan double murder

Two suspects are seen in the area of a double homicide in Duncan, B.C. on Dec. 24, 2019. Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit/RCMP

Homicide investigators on Vancouver Island have released images of two people who may be connected to a double murder in Duncan on Christmas Eve.

The deaths stemmed from an assault around 11 p.m. on Dec. 24 in the area of Trunk Road and Canada Avenue in Duncan.

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The assault sent a man and woman to hospital with serious injuries. The man was pronounced dead shortly afterward, while the woman died of her injuries on Dec. 29.

On Friday, the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP released pictures and video of two unknown people walking near the area of the assault on Christmas Eve.

Investigators are hoping people can recognize the pair, who may have been involved in “at least one other altercation” with at least one other person the same night in the area of Trunk Road and Duncan Street.

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“We strongly urge those people to come forward immediately as they may have vital information to our ongoing investigation,” North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Sgt. Trevor Busch said in a statement.

The first person is described as a Caucasian male seen wearing a black or dark hoodie with a logo on the left chest and a horizontal pattern on the right arm. He was also wearing dark pants with a pattern on the legs and dark coloured or black shoes.

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The second person is a male of unknown ethnicity also wearing a dark hoodie and dark shoes, who was wearing dark pants with a thick white stripe on the leg.

Anyone who recognizes either person of interest, or who was in the area of Trunk Road and either Canada Avenue or Duncan Street on Christmas Eve between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., to contact police.

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