Murder charge laid in death of Sooke woman

After months of investigation Sooke RCMP arrested suspect

  • Sep. 17, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Michael McCormick

An arrest has been made in the murder of 64-year-old Pamella DYER, of Sooke, B.C. DYER’s body was found by a family friend in her French Road residence on July 20, 2014. Investigations by police and the BC Coroners Service determined that Dyer’s death was a homicide.

Michael McCORMICK, 36-years-old, of Sooke, BC, has been charged with the 2nd degree murder of his mother, Pamella DYER.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU), with support from the Sooke RCMP and RCMP Forensic Identification Section, conducted an exhaustive investigation into Pamela’s death. Based on the findings of this investigation, officers arrested Michael McCORMICK without incident shortly after 9:00 am this morning (September 17th, 2014).

“VIIMCU Investigators have worked tirelessly over the last two months to answer the many questions surrounding Pamela’s death”, states S/Sgt. Jeff McArthur, Commander of the Sooke RCMP. “Their efforts, and those of our local officers, have resulted in the identification and arrest of the man we believe is responsible for Pamela’s murder.”

McCormick remains in custody, pending his next scheduled Court Appearance.

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