(Martin Payne / Facebook)

Police are seeking witnesses in a suspicious death of a man who was found deceased in his Metchosin home Friday, and have now identified the victim.

West Shore RCMP have identified the man as 60-year-old Martin Payne.

On July 12th, RCMP officers found Payne deceased at his residence in the 1000 block of Brookview Drive while following up on a report he was missing from work.

The death has been deemed suspicious and foul play is suspected. The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) were called in to investigate.

Payne’s red Ford F150 pickup truck, with licence plate 7432HY, was located by Oak Bay police Tuesday afternoon on Woodburn Avenue. The truck is an extended cab 4×4, is two toned with red and grey, has running boards and also has a black metal headache rack and black bed rails.

Investigators are looking for any witnesses who may have seen the truck between the afternoon of July 8 and July 9 at around 1 p.m., and anyone who observed suspicious activity near the 1000-block of Brookview Drive in Metchosin.

No suspects have been arrested in connection to the death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit information line at 250-380-6211.

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