Nanaimo RCMP looking for Steven Michael Bacon who they believe has “important information” in the case of murdered teen Makayla Chang. (Photos submitted)

Person of interest sought in murder of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang

Nanaimo RCMP serious crime unit asking for assistance in locating Steven Michael Bacon

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help find a Steven Michael Bacon, 59, who is a person of interest in Makayla Chang’s murder.

Chang, who was 16, was reported missing in March 2017 and found dead two months later.

“At this point, we have exhausted all avenues of investigation and have been unable to locate Mr. Bacon,” said Sgt. Rob Graves in a news release Monday. “While we cannot rule out that he is in Nanaimo or remains on Vancouver Island, we have been unable to locate him and are now asking the entire country to help us, as we believe he has important information.”

Bacon is described as Caucasian, 59, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds with grey hair and/or facial hair. He has a distinctive tear drop tattoo under his left eye, a Bugs Bunny tattoo on his upper right arm, and an unidentified tattoo on the back of his right hand.

He may also be using alternative names such as Michael Dufour, Michael Vincent Defoure, Steven Michael, Mike Vincent, or Mike Jannis, and is known to use public transit.

He is not considered a suspect in the case.

Const. Gary O’Brien said the last contact police had with him was in early April.

“Investigators did reach out to him at one point and spoke with him, but we’re not saying where that conversation took place,” O’Brien said. “Other than that, we think he is somebody who could assist with the investigation.”

Police spoke with Bacon in April 2017 during what was then a missing-person investigation.

Anyone with information in relation to his whereabouts is asked to contact police or the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.

READ ALSO: Community remembers Makayla Chang on what should have been her 18th birthday

READ ALSO: Mural honouring Makayla Chang unveiled at Harewood Centennial Park



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