B.C. coroner identifies Saanich mother, daughter found dead

Dorothy Elizabeth Barton, aged 86, and her daughter Susan April Barton, 57, found dead inside Epsom Drive home on Feb. 25

  • Mar. 2, 2015 8:00 a.m.
A forensics investigator signals to his colleagues across police tape at 3720 Epsom Dr. in Saanich

A forensics investigator signals to his colleagues across police tape at 3720 Epsom Dr. in Saanich

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of two women who were discovered deceased in a private residence in Saanich on Feb. 25.

Dorothy Elizabeth Barton, aged 86, and her daughter Susan April Barton, 57, were both Saanich residents. They were discovered by a family friend in a home in the 3700-block of Epsom Dr. after Dorothy failed to return to her residential care home.

“The B.C. Coroners Service and Saanich police continue to investigate this death,” said coroner Matthew Brown in a statement. “Preliminary investigation suggests that there is nothing to indicate that foul play was involved in either of these deaths. The family of Dorothy and Susan Barton have been notified of their deaths. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.”