POLICE – Five arrested and charged in connection with drug-related killing

Five suspects have been arrested and charged in the 2018 homicide of Troy Gold in an investigation led by the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit, police said today (Oct. 19, 2019).

Gold was reported missing Oct. 3, 2018.

“Early on, Gold was characterized as a high risk missing person because of his affiliation with organized crime,” RCMP said in a statement today.  “As the investigation progressed and new information was received, criminality in his death was confirmed.”

The Kamloops Serious Crime Unit (SCU) determined Gold had been murdered.

“Investigators believe that Gold was targeted and his death relates to conflict within the local drug trafficking community.”

Human remains were discovered in the Lac Du Bois area on Oct. 30, 2018 by the RCMP’s Southeast District Tactical Team. The remains were later confirmed to be those of Gold.

The B.C. Prosecution Service has approved second degree murder charges against:

Nathan Anthony Townsend, 23, of Kamloops.
Jayden Michael Eustache, 24, of Kamloops.
Darian Fredrick Rohel, 44, of Kamloops.
John Wade Daviss 38, of Kamloops.
Sean Gavril Scurt, 46, of Kamloops.

The five were arrested Friday and today and remain in custody, police said.

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1 Comment on POLICE – Five arrested and charged in connection with drug-related killing

  1. Don Drysdale // October 22, 2019 at 8:21 AM // Reply

    The cops did their jobs now lets see if the Crown and Justice system will do theirs.

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