58-year-old Randell Charles Thomas

Nanaimo RCMP have deemed the discovery of a body last month as a homicide.

At approximately 6:45 p.m. on March 31st, the body of Randell Charles Thomas was discovered in some bushes off of a dirty walking trail in the vicinity of Tamara Drive.

Investigators believe Thomas was involved in an altercation which led to his death, but it’s unknown how many people were involved.

Thomas did not reside in the immediate area of his death and prior to the homicide, it is unknown if he was walking in the neighbourhood.

At the time of his death, Thomas was wearing a dark hoodie with a white logo on the front.

Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who was in the area of his death between 2:45 pm and 4:45 pm on March 31st and are also asking motorists to check their dash cam video for that time period.

In the coming days, investigators will be canvassing the area to speak with residents.

If you have any information on this incident, call the Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit at 250-754-2345

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