On Saturday, August 17, 2019, just before 9am, Saanich Police responded to a report of a man laying unresponsive outside a home at the intersection of Crease Avenue and Wascana Street. The man was confirmed to be deceased by emergency personnel and due to the nature of his injuries, his death is suspicious.

The area around where the man was discovered has been cordoned off and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has taken over conduct of the investigation. They will be working closely with detectives from the Saanich Police General Investigative Section and Forensic Identification Section, other specialized units from across the region, and the BC Coroners Service over the coming days.

The investigation is in its early stages as investigators continue to work to confirm the man’s identity and his cause of death. It is expected that officers will be in the area, with it cordoned off, until sometime tomorrow.

“This is a residential area, close to several businesses, the Galloping Goose Trail and the Trans Canada Highway. It is very likely that someone from the area or passing through, saw something of value to this investigation. If you were in the area between 6am and 9am yesterday morning, we want to hear from you. Additionally if you were driving through at that time and have dash cam video, we would like to view it” said Sgt. Julie Fast, Public Information Officer for the Saanich Police.

VIIMCU’s Information Line is 250-380-6211, or to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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