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Kamloops RCMP identify suspects in homicide of convicted killer

Troy Gold, 35, was reported missing on Oct 3.
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November 01, 2018 - 3:28 PM

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit has released more information about its investigation into the murder of a convicted Kamloops killer.

RCMP say Troy Gold, 35, was determined to be a “high risk” missing person when he was reported missing on Oct. 3., although that information was not released to the public at the time.

Then almost a week later on Oct. 10, police revealed Gold was murdered.

Gold was convicted of murdering a man on a Penticton beach in 2001, and online court documents show Gold has appeared in law courts all across the province, including in Kamloops and Kelowna for a variety of criminal offences.

Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay says in a media release issued today, Nov. 1, police have suspects in the case, all of them known to police.

Gold's homicide triggered what police call "additional investigative oversight," Pillay says.

He says police have spent time searching the Lac Du Bois grasslands area with the help of Kamloops Search and Rescue and that "RCMP are expected to leave the area today."

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in an email human remains were discovered during searches of the area but those remains have not been identified.

“Also, as part of our investigation two homes, one apartment and several vehicles have been subject of search warrant executions," Pillay says, adding because the case is connected to the local drug trade it is more challenging to advance.

He says the homicide was a targeted crime and police do not believe the public is in any danger.

"Organized crime is a top priority for the Kamloops detachment because of the violence that accompanies drug trafficking and the general criminal lifestyle," Pillay says.

He says police cannot release any further details in respect to specific findings or the direction of the case.

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