VIIMCU deployed to suspicious death in Sooke

Sooke, Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit

2023-03-13 14:35 PDT

File # 2023-961(Sooke) VIIMCU # 2023-5407

On March 12, 2023, at 9:45 p.m. the Sooke RCMP received a report from BC Ambulance Service of a man requiring medical attention in the 8500 block of West Coast Road, Otter Point, B.C.

When Sooke RCMP Frontline Officers and BC Ambulance Paramedics arrived at the scene they confirmed that the man was in-fact deceased. Preliminary investigations revealed the man was likely injured in a remote wilderness area near Jordan River.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has been called and are leading the investigation with the assistance of the Sooke RCMP.

The investigation is still in it’s infancy but police have no information to indicate that there is an ongoing threat or risk to the general public says Sergeant Chris Manseau with the BC RCMP The public can expect to see an increase in police activity in the area of Sooke and Otter Point over the next few days while the investigation takes place

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.

Released by

Sgt. Chris Manseau
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954


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