Foul play suspected in Penelakut disappearance

Foul play is now suspected in the disappearance of a young woman from Penelakut Island.

Police are suspecting foul play in the disappearance of Delores Brown, who was last seen on July 29.

Police are suspecting foul play in the disappearance of Delores Brown, who was last seen on July 29.

Foul play is now suspected in the disappearance of a young woman from Penelakut Island.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, Island District Tactical Team, RCMP Air Services, Search and Rescue teams and the community have been searching for Delores Brown since she was reported missing on July 29, 2015.

“The whereabouts of Delores Brown remains unknown and the search continues,” Island District RCMP spokesman Cpl. Darren Lagan said Aug. 19.

“Brown has never gone missing before; which raised the concern of family, friends and police. Her uncharacteristic disappearance and details of the investigation have led investigators to believe the disappearance of Delores Brown is as a result of foul play,”

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are continuing the search for Brown and circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

“Police have made no arrests in connection to this investigation and do not believe there is a risk to the public at this time,” Lagan said.

Brown is described as a First Nations woman, 19 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds.

She was last seen walking on the Penelakut Island on Monday, July 27.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen Delores since that date or who has information on her disappearance, to contact the Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Cowichan Valley Citizen