Police investigate suspicious death

A house on Old Nanaimo Highway has been cordoned off since the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 23 following a suspicious death.

A house on Old Nanaimo Highway has been cordoned off since the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 23 following a suspicious death on the property.

“At this time we’re working with the coroners office to see if we can determine the cause of death and depending on what that comes from, it will dictate where we go next,” said Port Alberni RCMP Inspector Mac Richards.

While Richards could not comment on the identity of the deceased or whether or not the individual resided on the property, he did confirm that the individual was not a minor and no risk to the public has been identified.

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