VicPD and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are launching an extensive search of a rural Saanich property with the goal of locating key evidence in the search for a missing Victoria man.
Dana McKellar, 51, was reported missing to VicPD in September of last year. After a comprehensive investigation, VIIMCU was brought on board to lead the investigation.
Through the investigation it was revealed that McKellar had been previously assaulted in July. Also, as the investigation progressed, officers learned that there may be potential evidence on a property in the 100-block of Goward Rd. in the Prospect Lake neighbourhood. A large-scale evidence search is now underway and officers are expected to be on the property for several days.
Investigators are hopeful that this evidence search will help provide some information as to what happed to Mr. McKellar, said Const. Mike Russell.
Anyone with information about McKellar or his disappearance is asked to call VicPD on the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.