Victoria, BC – Efforts to locate missing man Dennis Crook have led to investigators locating a photograph of him from the year he went missing, a family member who is willing to supply DNA, and photographs of his sailboat Beverly Ann.
The photograph of Dennis and the familial DNA, and the information about his sailboat will greatly assist our investigation.
The family member, one of Dennis Crook’s siblings, contacted investigators after learning of our search through media in York, England, and agreed to provide DNA. The family member who came forward is not Lillian Crook, who was identified as Dennis’ only known relative in our initial investigation into his disappearance 32 years ago. The family member has also corrected information in our file. Dennis Crook would now be 68-years old, and not 66 as originally indicated.
Missing Person Investigators are thanking members of the York community, including the news media, North Yorkshire Police, UK Crime Stoppers, those who are sharing our search information on social media, the University of Nottingham Alumni Association, as well as members of our local Victoria community including our news media, Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers and those sharing our search information locally and with relatives overseas on social media for their assistance in our investigation so far. Your efforts are what has progressed our investigation to date.
Investigators continue to search for Dennis Crook. Dennis was first reported missing on Tuesday, October 22nd, 1985. He had last been seen on October 16th of that year and was reported missing by friends.
Dennis, now 68-years old, is described as a Caucasian man five feet, nine inches tall with a medium to large build. He had medium length, dark brown hair and a thick moustache and brown eyes. He was 35-years old when he was reported missing. A photo of Dennis Crook from January of the year he was reported missing is above.
Dennis was born in England. He completed grade 13 in York and graduated from the University of Nottingham with a bachelor of arts degree.
Investigation has also revealed that Dennis had a sailboat at Oak Bay Marina for several years. This boat is a white and blue 18 foot 1974 Davidson Crown named Beverly Ann. Photos of this boat are below.
Investigators are also looking to speak with Dennis Crook’s friends here in Victoria, including those who initially reported his disappearance, or those who knew Dennis. If you have information about Dennis Crook or his boat Beverly Ann please email Chantal.Ziegler@vicpd.ca. If you live in Canada and have information about Dennis Crook, please call (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.