Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help find a Steven Michael Bacon, 59, who is a person of interest in Makayla Chang’s murder.
“At this point, we have exhausted all avenues of investigation and have been unable to locate Mr. Bacon,” said Sgt. Rob Graves in a news release Monday. “While we cannot rule out that he is in Nanaimo or remains on Vancouver Island, we have been unable to locate him and are now asking the entire country to help us, as we believe he has important information.”
Bacon is described as Caucasian, 59, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds with grey hair and/or facial hair. He has a distinctive tear drop tattoo under his left eye, a Bugs Bunny tattoo on his upper right arm, and an unidentified tattoo on the back of his right hand.
He may also be using alternative names such as Michael Dufour, Michael Vincent Defoure, Steven Michael, Mike Vincent, or Mike Jannis, and is known to use public transit.
He is not considered a suspect in the case.
Const. Gary O’Brien said the last contact police had with him was in early April.
“Investigators did reach out to him at one point and spoke with him, but we’re not saying where that conversation took place,” O’Brien said. “Other than that, we think he is somebody who could assist with the investigation.”
Police spoke with Bacon in April 2017 during what was then a missing-person investigation.
Anyone with information in relation to his whereabouts is asked to contact police or the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.