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Hillside Ave death investigation being treated as a homicide


The death of a 35-year-old man on Hillside Ave has been judged a homicide by Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit.

The victim, identified by family and friends as Joe Gauthier, was found dead on the morning of March 10th.

As of Friday, March 16th, the investigators have been working to collect more evidence, but are officially treating the case as a homicide. Moving forward, they will be working with the BC Prosecution Service to determine criminal charges.

The investigation is in its early stages, but authorities do not believe there is any threat to the general public.

According to several sources, Gauthier was fatally stabbed before succumbing to his injuries.

If you have any information, please call the VIIMCU Information Line at 250-380-6211, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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