Victoria, BC – VicPD Major Crime detectives are asking for your help as they continue their investigation into a serious stabbing that occurred five years ago in Beacon Hill Park near Dallas Road.
Officers were called to Beacon Hill Park near Dallas Road just after midnight on Sunday, January 12th, 2014. There, they discovered a 48-year-old man with potentially life-threatening stab wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital. The man remained in hospital for 10 days after the attack.
The attack took place near a public shelter adjacent to the dog off-leash area on the Dallas Road Waterfront Trail, along Dallas Road near Finlayson Point. A map of the area is attached.
Investigators believe that the victim and the attacker were not known to each other. Robbery is not considered a motive.
The victim has asked for anybody with information to come forward. “I was significantly impacted by this, and I still deal with the after effects, both physical and emotional, today,” the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, says. “I hope that anyone with any information will come forward to find the person who did this to me.”
The suspect is described as:
- White man
- 20 – 30 years of age
- 6 feet tall
- 200 lbs
- Physically fit
- Short red hair
- Short red full beard
- Green eyes
- Mustard, or green/yellow coloured hoodie
- Grey Pants
- Skater/Board Shoes
A composite sketch, attached, was completed and released to the public on January 29th, 2014.
“Investigations such as these typically require that one piece of information to turn the tide in the investigation and as of today, we have not received that,” Investigative Services Division Inspector Keith Lindner said. “We’re confident that someone out there has information that would allow us to move the investigation forward and to help identify the person(s) responsible and put them before the courts.”