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A residence in Metchosin is behind police tape as Mounties investigate the sudden death of a man inside the home.

In a statement released today, West Shore RCMP say officers found an adult male deceased in a residence on Friday, July 12th while following up on a report he was missing from work.

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

The investigation is still ongoing, and currently no suspects have been arrested in connection to the death.

“Investigators are in the preliminary stages of the investigation. Police are not releasing the name of the victim at this time as family are being notified. We will release more detailed information in the coming days,” said Corporal Chris Dovell Media Relations Officer for the West Shore RCMP.

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

More to come.