(3400 block of Bethune Avenue / Victoria Buzz)

Several areas of Saanich remain closed Wednesday following two homicides that police believe are related.

At around 1 p.m. on October 19th, several areas near Uptown were seen cordoned off with police tape.

This included a home in the 3400 block of Bethune Avenue.

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A median diving both directions of Blanshard Street was taped off as police combed through the brush, and currently, a large area around Bethune Park remains blocked off.

“Saanich Police and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are investigating two homicides that appear to be related,” said D/Sgt. Damian Kowalewich.

Police confirmed that one man is in custody.

“At this time investigators feel there is no risk to the public. More information is expected to be released later,” stated Kowalewich.

Police are warning motorists to expect traffic delays and a police presence in the 3400 block of Bethune Avenue, as well as on Blanshard Street at Saanich Road as the investigation continues.

There are unconfirmed reports that both victims were stabbed to death.

More to come.


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