Homicide investigation

Thomas Feeney murder investigation have dwindled but still an active investigation.

  • Aug. 28, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Sheri regnier

Rossland News

Police are actively working a Rossland homicide although there are no new leads.

Tips into the Thomas Feeney murder investigation have dwindled, but the investigation remains a priority for the major crimes unit.

Feeney, 75, was found deceased in his Rossland home June 5, following what Mounties have determined to be a violent homicide during robbery.

Other than saying there have been very few tips in the last several weeks, Constable Kris Clark from the Southeast District RCMP, added that there’s nothing new to release publicly.

“I appreciate that there continues to be uneasiness in the community with the person or persons responsible still being at large,” said Clark.

“There is little that I can update on this investigation other than it remains a priority.”

None of the items taken during the robbery have been recovered, but investigators continue to search resale retailers’ inventory for stolen property.

“Many municipalities have gone electronic, making it much easier for police to search for property,” he confirmed.

Five firearms were missing from the residence including one described as a unique weapon with an octagon-shaped barrel and distinctive firing mechanisms as well as an LCD television and .45 calibre ammunition reloading equipment. Police have posted detailed information and images on the provincial RCMP website in hopes of connecting these items with a suspect.

Cause of death is being withheld pending the course of a future trial, however, preliminary findings from the ongoing investigation led investigators to believe that this was a random incident or a crime of opportunity against Mr. Feeney.

The late Feeney was born and raised in Rossland.

He was a father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed the outdoors. His family immigrated from Ireland and made Rossland and its surrounding area their home for generations.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Feeney tipline at 1-877-987-8477.

 

 

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