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Port Alberni RCMP have released the identity and confirmed an arrest was made in the homicide of a 20-year-old man in late March. 

The victim has been identified as Clifton Alec Johnston of Port Alberni and Ahousaht. 

Johnston’s body was discovered in the grass in front of the Port Alberni Friendship Centre on March 27th. 

He had been stabbed multiple times, according to RCMP.

On March 31st, officers arrested a man in connection with the homicide.

Johnston’s family has been notified, and the Port Alberni Victims Services unit has been working closely with all those affected by this incident.

“This is believed to be an isolated incident where the suspect and victim were known to each other,” said Eric Rochette, Detachment Commander Inspector for the RCMP.

The RCMP are appealing for witnesses, and since charges have not yet been approved, they will not identify the suspect.

No further details will be released at this time as the investigation progresses. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424. 

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