A GoFundMe account has recently been created to aid the family of Joe Gauthier, who has been identified as the victim of the early morning stabbing on Hillside Ave.
According to sources, the 35-year-old father of four succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed several times at a party in the 1400 block of Hillside Ave.
His family has been notified of his death since the incident.
Two GoFundMe pages have been launched for Gauthier, one to help his family and friends throw a proper Celebration of Life in his honour and the other to bring two of Gauthier’s boys and their mother from Saskatchewan to Victoria. His two other boys are in B.C.
Authorities remain tight-lipped
This information has been circulating through sources on social media, and has not been confirmed by authorities who are still investigating the incident.
Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crimes Unit has been called in to assist with the investigation and more information is expected to be uncovered after Saturday.
We currently are in the 1400-block of Hillside Ave for a serious incident. There will be traffic disruptions for the rest of the day #yyj
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) March 10, 2018
RCMP calls for witnesses
The VIIMCU, Victoria Police Forensic Identification Section, and the BC Coroners Office are working together to determine what happened.
According to a press release, anyone who was in the area (1400-block of Hillside Ave) or have any information about the incident is asked to call the VIIMCU Information line at 250-380-6211. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)