Belleville police identify victim and fourth suspect in September 2023 homicide

Belleville Police Service – Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

On the afternoon of Friday, June 21, the Belleville Police Service released additional information regarding the city’s September 2023 homicide, including the name name of the victim and the identity of a fourth accused person in the ongoing investigation.

“After an investigation which culminated in arrests this week, investigators can now confirm the identity of the deceased,” a media release reads.

The male victim has been identified Rylie Brissette, 29, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Brissette was killed on Sept. 18, 2023, in an incident that occurred on the property of 75 North Front St., Belleville.

“The Belleville Police Service extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brissette during this difficult time,” the release says.

In total, four people have now been arrested and charged in relation to Brissettee’s homicide. In addition to the three people previously charged and publicly named earlier today (June 21), the Belleville Police Service is now releasing information regarding the arrest of a fourth person in connection with the case.

Douglas Rolfe, 44, of Belleville was arrested in January 2024 during a traffic stop in the city and charged with Conspiring to Commit Murder. On June 13, Rolfe was additionally charged with First Degree Murder.

As previously released, the following three individuals were also charged in connection to this event:

Robert Holgate, 47, of Belleville was arrested this week and charged with the following offences:

  • First Degree Murder;
  • Conspiring to Commit Murder.

Elisha Linscott-Wiltshire, 21, of Scarborough was also arrested and charged this week with the following offences:

  • First Degree Murder;
  • Conspiring to Commit Murder.

In May, Marlon McDonald, 22, of Oshawa was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • First degree murder;
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm x2;
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm x2;
  • Pointing a firearm;
  • Discharge firearm with intent;
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition;
  • Carrying a concealed weapon;
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon;
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order x2;
  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Possession of crystal meth for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000;
  • Resist peace officer;
  • Failure to comply with release order x2.

No charges have been proven in court.

The investigation into Brissette’s death remains active and led by the Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information is requested to contact Det.-Const. Rachel Sweet at 613-966-0882 ext. 4177 or rsweet@bellevilleps.ca. If you prefer to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 613-969-8477 or via www.crimestoppers.ca.

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