Dennis Crook was 35 years old when he was reported missing. (File contributed/Victoria Police Department)

Dennis Crook was 35 years old when he was reported missing. (File contributed/Victoria Police Department)

COLD CASE UPDATE: DNA, photos emerge in relation to missing Victoria man Dennis Crook

Victoria Police investigators have reached international relatives in the 33-year old cold case

Victoria Police are hoping that a new source of DNA and new photos will help solve a 33 year old mystery involving a Victoria man who was reported missing in October of 1985.

In early September, police put out a request looking for information on Crook, and for the public’s help in tracking down one of his relatives in York, England.

Since then, investigators were able to track down a photo of Crook the year he went missing, a family member willing to supply DNA, and a photograph of his sailboat, the Beverly Ann.

READ MORE: VicPD asks for public’s help in international missing persons case

The family member is one of Crook’s siblings that investigators were previously unaware of. This person has also corrected information in police files, saying he would be 68 years old, not 66.

Crook is described as a Caucasian man standing five feet, nine inches tall with a medium to large build. At the time of his disappearance he had medium length, dark brown hair and a thick moustache and brown eyes. He was 35 years old when he was reported missing.

Crook was born in England and completed grade 13 in York, before graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Crook owned a sailboat moored at the Oak Bay Marina for several years — a blue and white, 18 foot 1974 Davidson Crown named Beverly Ann.

Police are hoping to speak with Crook’s friends in Victoria, including those who initially reported his disappearance, or those who knew him.

If you have any information about Crook or his boat, you can contact chantal.ziegler@vicpd.ca, or call 250-995-7654. To call anonymously, please call the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Victoria Police Department

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Denis Crook had a boat moored at the Oak Bay Marina called the Beverly Ann. (File contributed/Victoria Police Department)

Denis Crook had a boat moored at the Oak Bay Marina called the Beverly Ann. (File contributed/Victoria Police Department)

Just Posted

Allayah Yoli Thomas had recently turned 12 years old when she died of a suspected drug overdose April 15. (Courtesy of Adriana Londono)
Suspected overdose death of Saanich girl, 12, speaks to lack of supports, says mom

Allayah Yoli Thomas was found dead by her friend the morning of April 15

The Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors in July 2021. (Malahat SkyWalk photo)
Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors this July

Highly anticipated attraction will take guests 250m above sea level

Illegal goods seized in the simultaneous April 23 busts in Saanich and Sooke. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
RCMP drug busts net trucks, cocaine, cash and Hells Angels gear

Simultaneous searches coordinated between West Shore, Saanich and Sooke police

The Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre on Wilkinson Road in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police watchdog investigates after man found unresponsive at Saanich jail

Man was in Victoria police custody the day before being found

Protesters attempt to stop clear-cutting of old-growth trees in Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew. (Will O���Connell photo)
VIDEO: Workers, activists clash at site of Vancouver Island logging operation

Forest license holders asking for independent investigation into incident

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of May 4

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

(Black Press Media file photo)
POLL: Do you plan to travel on the Victoria Day long weekend?

It’s the unofficial start to the summer season. A time of barbecues,… Continue reading

More than 6,000 camping reservations in British Columbia were cancelled as a result of a provincial order limiting travel between health regions. (Unsplash)
1 in 4 camping reservations cancelled in B.C. amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

More than 6,000 BC Parks campsite reservations for between April 19 and May 25 have been revoked

B.C. average home price and sales level to 2023, showing steep drop in sales expected next year. (Central 1)
Forecast calls for B.C. home sales to ‘explode,’ then drop off

Average price to rise another 10% in 2021, credit unions say

Members of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (File photo)
B.C.-wide #DayOfMusic to feature 100-plus free virtual concerts May 15

‘Our colleagues across the province have figured out new ways to perform and connect,’ VSO boss says

Two passengers were recently fined thousands of dollars after they faked their pre-flight COVID-19 test results. (Paul Clarke/Black Press)
2 passengers in Canada fined thousands for faking pre-flight COVID-19 tests

The government issued a warning Thursday to others thinking of doing the same – do it and you’ll be ordered to pay

(File)
With revenge porn on the rise in 2021, B.C. seeks feedback for new legislation

New legislation could help victims take down images and receive compensation

Port Alberni RCMP are investigating a homicide on Third Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN / Alberni Valley News)
RCMP investigating homicide in Port Alberni apartment

Investigators are still trying to determine the identity of the deceased

Most Read