Update – Investigation into Maaike BLOM’s death
On December 7, 2021, the Delta Police Department advised the public that a missing person, 17-year-old Maaike Blom, had been tragically located, deceased, in a home located on Tsawwassen First Nation lands.
At that time the DPD advised Maaike’s death was deemed suspicious, and that an adult male was arrested in connection with her death. The adult male was interviewed, processed and released from custody pending further investigation, including toxicology and forensic analysis. The DPD is still investigating the circumstances of Maaike’s death.
“Maaike's death is a tragedy, and continues to resonate with the community at large,” says Inspector Heath Newton of the Investigative Services Section. “Our investigators are aware that there are many discussions occurring related to her death. While we cannot provide any substantive updates yet on the investigation, we are confirming that the homeowners where Maaike was located have been cooperative with our investigation.”
The DPD requests that the community remain patient and allow the investigation to conclude and Crown Counsel to assess the evidence.
If the public has any tips or additional information regarding this investigation, the DPD requests they call 604-946-4411.