POLICE – RCMP continue investigation into disappearance, suspected murder

Troy Gold.

Police are continuing the investigation into the disappearance and apparent murder of Kamloops man Troy Gold.

Human remains have been found in the Lac Du Bois grasslands but RCMP haven’t identified the body, though they’ve been searching that area in connection with Gold’s disappearance.

Police also haven’t released any details of how they’ve come to believe Gold was murdered. An RCMP statement today (Nov. 1, 2018) said the Serious Crime Unit continues to investigate the murder and disappearance of Gold.

Gold was reported missing Oct. 3, 2018. RCMP say it was determined to be a “high risk” missing person case and, after new information was received, it was designated a “foul play suspected” investigation. Kamloops Serious Crime Unit took the lead and concluded by Oct. 10 that Gold was murdered.

S/Sgt Simon Pillay said Serious Crimes Investigators have spent “considerable time” in the Lac Du Bois grasslands area  along with Kamloops Search and Rescue since the early stages of the investigation.

Two homes, an apartment and several vehicles have also been the subject of search warrants.

“This case is connected to the local drug trade and these cases are always more challenging to advance,” Pillay said.

He said it was a targeted crime and RCMP don’t believe the public is in danger. “Organized crime is a top priority for Kamloops Detachment because of the violence that accompanies drug trafficking and the general criminal lifestyle.”

RCMP have suspects in this case, all of whom are known to police.

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