At about 2:15pm today, Saanich Police were contacted by a witness who, while walking in Colquitz park with his son, had discovered a body.
Saanich Police responded to the scene arriving at about 2:20pm. Initial responding officers determined that given the manner in which the deceased was found, the death was felt to be suspicious in nature.
The investigation is continuing at the scene and officers will be there through the night. Involved in the investigation are the Saanich Police Detectives of the Major Crime Unit, Forensic Technicians, Patrol Division and Canine officers.
Colquitz park has been closed at this time to facilitate the investigation. It is likely that this closure will continue well into tomorrow. The public’s cooperation in staying away from the park is requested.
No details surrounding the age, race, sex of the deceased, nor any potential cause of death are being released at this time.
If anybody has any information about this incident or witnessed anything suspicious in the Colquitz park in the past days, they are encouraged to contact the Saanich Police Major Crime tip line at 250-475-4356.