Police still seeking clues in murder

Progress being made in the case of the killing of an Errington resident

Police are remaining tight-lipped about the ongoing investigation into the murder of an Errington man in July.

However, said Cpl. Darren Lagan, the probe into the death of 47-year-old Douglas Trebble is moving forward behind the scenes.

“We aren’t releasing a lot of detail, but the lead investigator did say they are making progress and moving forward,” Lagan said.

Trebble’s body was found by a neighbour inside his Errington residence on July 2. Evidence located at the scene suggested that an altercation had taken place inside the home. The Oceanside RCMP General Investigation Section, with the support of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) continue to investigate the death of Trebble. Police treated his death as suspicious and this suspicion was confirmed by an  autopsy conducted July 6 by the BC Coroner Service.

A cause of death was determined, indicating Trebble was the victim of murder. Specific findings of the autopsy will not be released.

Lagan said police still want to talk to anyone who may have information about the case.

“We are asking people to come forward,” he said. “There’s nothing specific they are looking for, but we would like people to call the local detachment and they can pass it on to the Major Crime Unit.”

Anyone with information can call 250-248-6111.