News

Body found in Somenos Marsh

A decomposing body has been found at Somenos Marsh.

A Duncan resident walking in the marsh north of the Trans-Canada Highway and Beverly Street intersection early this morning discovered the body and called the police.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP visited the scene with a coroner, and recovered the body of what appeared to be a heavy-set male,

“Police are taking into account ongoing missing persons investigations, but cannot comment on or confirm the identify of the individual, nor the apparent cause of death, until an autopsy has been conducted and completed,” an RCMP statement explained.

Const. Markus Lueder said that autopsy is expected sometime this week.

“There did not appear to be any obvious signs of foul play but police have treated the incident with the necessary investigational integrity should the autopsy reveal otherwise,” the police statement goes on to say.

Anyone with information about this matter can call the RCMP detachment at 250-748-5522.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Sirens sound for valley food banks
 
Man facing numerous charges after attempting to evade police in stolen car
 
Valley people: Odessa Fisher
Growing pains for police investigation unit
 
Hit-and-run death in Fanny Bay
 
Fundraiser/farewell for Russ McCumber on Dec. 19
Paramedics get tools to fight PTSD
 
No firm answers for Jordan River residents
 
Mental health for children and youth

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 12 edition online now. Browse the archives.