George C. David

Port Alberni artist found dead in Port Angeles

An investigation is underway regarding an aboriginal artist from Port Alberni

An investigation is underway regarding an aboriginal artist from Port Alberni who was found dead in an apartment in Port Angeles, Washington.

George C. David was found dead at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday, March 28 by Port Angeles police officers.

The deceased male has been turned over to the coroner and an autopsy has been scheduled. Investigators are working towards determining the cause and manner of death.

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The death was not characterized as suspicious and is being investigated as if it were a homicide, Port Angeles Police Chief Brian Smith told the Peninsula Daily News.

“The signs indicate that [David] suffered some kind of injury,” Smith said. “I’ll just leave it at that.”

The 65-year-old man was from Port Alberni and was a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in Tofino.

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