BC MCU investigates the suspicious death of a man in Tofino

Tofino RCMP conducted a check on welfare at a home located in the 1300 block of Chesterman Beach Road on December 30th.

Police arrived to find a deceased man. His identity and cause of death have not been released, however, police said “Based on observations at the scene the death was deemed to be suspicious and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit assumed conduct of the investigation”.

Police believe the suspicious death is an isolated incident, and that there is no risk to the public. Police took a person in to custody in Nanaimo, however the person was released without charges.

Investigators ask anyone who saw suspicious or unusual activity in the vicinity of the death between Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 to call Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit at 250-380-6211.