BREAKING: Police confirm missing Kamloops man has been murdered

By Ashley Legassic
October 10, 2018 - 2:41pm Updated: October 10, 2018 - 6:34pm

KAMLOOPS — After two days of keeping mum on the subject, Kamloops RCMP have confirmed missing man Troy Gold has been murdered.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a news release that 35 year old Gold was last seen Oct. 1 and was reported missing soon after. As officers investigated, they determined Gold's disappearance was suspicious, and further investigation revealed Gold had been murdered.

Shelkie says Kamloops RCMP's serious crime unit has investigated locations at both Lac Du Bois Grasslands and a residence on Woodstock Place in Brocklehurst.

No arrests have been made but police do have suspects in the case, Shelkie says. The investigation is ongoing and more updates to the public will be available as information is able to be released.

Police believe this homicide was targeted and that there is no risk to the public.

Shelkie did not state whether or not Gold's body was located.

Gold had appeared in courts across BC several times over the years, with his most serious conviction being for manslaughter. In 2004, Gold was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a man on a Penticton beach three years prior, according to a Kelowna Daily Courier story.

Gold has also had convictions for crimes including assault, theft and robbery, according to online court documents.

Anyone with information about Gold's murder is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at (250) 828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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