RCMP sets up tip line in Aylward murder

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has activated a dedicated tip line for the investigation into the murder of artist Patrick (Zube0 Aylward near Seton Portage.

They are asking anyone with information to call 1 (877) 987-8477.

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Tips can also be sent anonymously to Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at solvecrime.ca.

Investigators are interested in speaking to anyone who traveled the Highline Road/Douglas Trail during the late evening of Friday Oct. 12, and early morning of Saturday Oct. 13, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Police say a forensic autopsy for Aylward, 71, was completed on Oct. 18. 

The RCMP say they are aware of numerous gruesome rumours about Mr. Aylward’s death, circulating in Seton Portage, D’Arcy, Pemberton and Whistler.

The investigation to date leads investigators to believe Aylward’s murder was a targeted and isolated incident, meanng there is no safety risk for others in the community.

To protect the integrity of the investigation, the cause of Aylward’s death will not be released.

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