VicPD Major Crime detectives are asking for the public’s help in their investigation into a serious stabbing that happened five years ago in Beacon Hill Park near Dallas Road.
Officers were called to the park just after midnight on Jan. 12, 2014, where they found a 48-year-old man with potentially life-threatening stab wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital where he remained for 10 days after the attack.
The attack happened near a public shelter next to the off-leash dog area on the Waterfront Trail, along Dallas Road near Finlayson Point.
Investigators believe the victim and the attacker were not known to each other. Robbery is not considered a motive.
The victim has asked for anybody with information to come forward.
“I was significantly impacted by this, and I still deal with the after effects, both physical and emotional, today,” said the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous. “I hope that anyone with any information will come forward to find the person who did this to me.”
The suspect is described as a 20- to 30-year-old Caucasian man standing six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. At the time of the attack, he was physically fit, with short red hair, short red full beard and green eyes. He was wearing a mustard or green/yellow coloured hoodie, grey pants and skateboard-style shoes.
“Investigations such as these typically require that one piece of information to turn the tide in the investigation and as of today, we have not received that,” said Investigative Services Division Inspector Keith Lindner. “We’re confident that someone out there has information that would allow us to move the investigation forward and to help identify the person(s) responsible and put them before the courts.”
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