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The VicPD Major Crimes Unit are investigating after they were alerted to the discovery of a dead body in downtown Victoria.

In a statement to Victoria Buzz, Cst. Cam MacIntyre confirmed that police were called to the 1900-block of Store Street this afternoon at 1 p.m.

This is where a passerby had spotted a deceased person behind the Capital Iron store.

Patrol officers arrived first and then called Major Crimes Detectives and Forensic Identification Section investigators.

At this time, police are working with BC Coroners Service to figure out the circumstances surrounding their death.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

More to come.

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