Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023

File: 17-2110

Victoria, BC – A Victoria man has been arrested in Richard “Blair” Young’s murder.

Joseph “Bob” Gelineau was arrested by officers with the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU). He has been charged with first-degree murder and indignity to human remains. He remains in custody.

On February 15, 2017, VicPD notified the public that Blair Young was missing. His family had not heard from him for over a week. The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) took over the investigation and worked with VicPD investigators. The investigation into his disappearance continued until March 2, 2017, when Blair’s body was located on the Malahat.

Richard “Blair” Young

Joseph “Bob” Gelineau’s arrest and appearance before the court brings to a close many of VIIMCU and VicPD’s investigative efforts.

Further details about this investigation cannot be shared at this time as the matter is now before the courts.


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