Investigators executed a search warrant in Campbell River this morning in connection with the death of 30-year-old Saanich man Dillon Brown.
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU), with support from numerous Vancouver Island RCMP and municipal police specialty units, searched the Devils Army gang clubhouse.
Found Dead near Campbell River
Brown was a 30-year-old semi-pro MMA fighter and the father of four children, two born posthumously.
He was found deceased inside his car near the west side of the one-way bridge to Sayward, about 75 kilometers from Campbell River on the evening of March 12th, 2016.
Prior to his body being discovered, he was last seen at about 1:00 pm on March 11th in Campbell River in his 2009 grey Honda Accord.
His murder was deemed a “targeted” homicide.
Since the homicide, the collaborative investigation between the CFSEU-BC and VIIMCU has been very active and involved over 100 police officers.
The Devils Army
The Devils Army are a “1%” outlaw motorcycle club based in Campbell River since 2009. They are known to be a support club for the Haney Hells Angels chapter and currently have five full-patch members and two strikers.
Officers from the CFSEU-BC, VIIMCU, and RCMP’s Forensic Identification Service anticipate being on the scene for several days as they search the clubhouse and property for evidence related to Mr. Brown’s homicide.
“People who have been reluctant to speak”
The investigation into the homicide of Dillon Brown remains ongoing and there is no further information that police are able to publicly provide at this time.
“While the investigation thus far has led us to execute a search warrant this morning at the Devils Army Clubhouse, we still believe that there are people who have been reluctant to speak with us who know details about the murder of Dillon Brown. We want to speak with you and we urge you to do the right thing and contact us,” said Staff Sergeant Lindsey Houghton, CFSEU-BC spokesperson.
Police are urging anyone with information in connection to the homicide of Dillon Brown to contact the VIIMCU Tip Line at 1-250-380-7740 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.