An investigation is underway in Saanich after the body of an unidentified man was found outside a home on Crease Avenue just after 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Police are asking the public for any information relating to the incident. Anyone who was in the region from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday or who drove through the region with a dash cam is asked to contact police.
Saanich Police responded to a report of an unidentified man who was laying outside a home on Crease Avenue near Wascana Street. Emergency personnel confirmed that the man was deceased.
The nature of his injuries lead police to believe the death is suspicious.
The area where the man’s body was found has been blocked off by police and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) is on the scene. The area can be expected to be blocked off until sometime on Monday.
A 63-year-old male prisoner at the Gowanda Correctional Facility died Saturday night after suffering an unspecified “medical episode” 12 years into a 20-year sentence for a sexual offense committed in Niagara County.
James G. Farley was pronounced dead at the prison at 6:26 p.m., after receiving emergency medical attention from security and prison medical staff, as well as emergency medical technicians who were called to the scene.
State Department of Corrections spokesman Thomas Mailey said “this does not appear to be a suspicious death at this time,” but noted that, by law, it will be investigated by the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office, which will determine and report the exact cause of death.
All deaths in state facilities are also reviewed by the State Commission of Correction, and by the state police and Corrections’ Office of Special Investigations if the cause is not natural or “from a known medical condition,” Mailey added.
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At approximately 7:15 a.m. Saturday, investigators were called to Guy York Rd in Angelina County in reference to a deceased person in a vehicle. The sheriff’s office said investigators, patrol, and their crime scene unit processed the crime scene, spoke with numerous witnesses and identified the victim as Joseph Williams.