Family Guide Overview

Losing a loved one, or not knowing where they are, is an extremely difficult experience for family members, friends and the community as a whole. In order to assist you during this difficult time, the E Division Major Crime Section and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team offers you this Family Guide: Support for Families of Homicide Victims or Missing Persons where Foul Play is Suspected.

We will conduct a thorough investigation into the disappearance or death of your loved one, the goal being to identify the person(s) responsible, apprehend them and bring them to justice. During the course of this investigation, you may have questions and concerns regarding your loved one and the investigational process.

If at any time, you have any questions or concerns, or you need support, please remember you do not have to cope alone at this difficult time. Our Victim Service Unit personnel are available to provide support and can be contacted by phone via your local RCMP Detachment or police department. In Canada, victims of crime have rights to access information under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, the British Columbia Victims of Crime Act and the Crime Victim Assistance Act. This also includes witnesses and family members.

There are many steps to an investigation and there will be a lot of information provided to you. It is our in-tent that this guide function as a reference booklet to assist in providing you with an understanding of the investigative process and assist you in identifying support resources. Please also use this guide to write notes, record the file number or important contact information; keeping that information easily accessible to you in one place.

If you have any questions, concerns, or information regarding the disappearance or death of your loved one, we encourage you to contact the primary investigator.

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