Tamara Drive Nanaimo
(Tamara Drive, Google Streetview)

The discovery of a deceased man is being investigated as a suspicious death, Nanaimo RCMP announced on Thursday.

The man’s body was first found at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in some bushes adjacent to the Nanaimo Parkway.

The location was close to Tamara Drive, just east of the parkway.

Emergency crews responded but first aid efforts were unable to resuscitate the man. He was later pronounced dead.

The man’s identity has not been publicly released, however the Nanaimo RCMP say he was a 58-year-old local man. His family has been notified.

“The deceased did sustain several injuries which investigators are attempting to understand how and when they may have occurred,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP. “As a result, the investigation is continuing.”

Investigators are looking for witnesses or individuals with video footage of the area at the time of the incident or the hours leading up to it.

Anyone who was driving on the Nanaimo Parkway or Tamara Drive between 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on March 31, 2021 and has dashcam footage is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-11524.

The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an independent investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death.

The Nanaimo RCMP say they will be in the area with officers and a tactical team on Thursday, searching where the man was found.

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