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Saanich Police release identity of deceased body found in Oak Bay as 33-year-old man

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Saanich Police have released the identity of the man found dead in Oak Bay earlier this week in hopes of furthering their investigation into his death. 

On Wednesday, July 26th at 8 a.m. a body was discovered in the bushes around the 200-block of Beach Drive in Oak Bay.

The body has now been identified as 33-year-old man, Steven Middleton, and his death is being treated as suspicious.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) continues to investigate the circumstances that lead to his death.

Investigators are asking anyone with a dashcam to check their footage if they were traveling Beach Drive between Cadboro Bay Village and Gonzales Bay (or the surrounding streets) from 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25th until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26th.

If you have any dash cam footage that could be of use to the investigation, they ask that you send it to their Evidence Submission Portal

According to police, there is no evidence to suggest that there is a risk to the public at this time.

Anyone with any other information about Middleton’s activities during the week of July 24th or who may have had contact with him during this time is asked to contact the VIIMCU Information Line at 1-250-380-6211.

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