Sunday, June 13, 2021

RCMP investigating homicide after man found dead in Port Alberni apartment

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RCMP are investigating a homicide at an apartment building in Port Alberni.

In a media release, Port Alberni RCMP said they were contacted on May 4th about a possible sudden death at an apartment in the 3200 block of 3rd Avenue.

Police believe the body had been there for some time and ruled the death a homicide.

“Investigators are on scene making attempts at identifying the deceased,” said Port Alberni RCMP detachment commander Insp. Eric Rochette.

“Currently, positive identification has not yet been established,” said Rochette.

The Port Alberni General Investigation Section and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) are currently working alongside BC Coroners Service.

The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a concurrent fact-finding investigation into the unexpected death.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

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