RCMP are investigating the suspicious death of an elderly man and woman found deceased in a Langford home on Mill Hill Monday night.
The couple, who were long time residents of the area, have been identified as Peter Scheeren, 77-years-old and his wife Shirley Scheeren, 73-years-old.
A concerned neighbour called police yesterday after the Scheerens hadn’t been seen for a few days. Police and BC Ambulance attended 2566 Jeanine Dr. at 5 p.m. on May 2 and found two bodies.
West Shore RCMP aren’t commenting on circumstances surrounding the deaths, other than to say public safety is not at risk. Police aren’t confirming if the incident is a murder-suicide, an accident or other details surrounding what they are calling a sudden death investigation.
Tenants live in an attached suite in the home and are not part of the investigation, police say.
A forensic identification team and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit investigators were at the house for most of Tuesday. An autopsy on the Scheerens is scheduled for Thursday.
Co-incidentally and unnervingly for Jeanine Drive residents, the home is across the street and two lots away from where 53-year-old Gordon Berg was found dead on March 7. Joseph Knelsen, 44, is charged with first degree murder.
At the time, Peter Scheeren was interviewed by Goldstream Gazette staff and other media, and was often out walking his dog in what he described as a peaceful neighbourhood. The Scheerens lived in the Mill Hill area for 33 years.