Police are investigating after human remains were found near the dike at the end of Access Road in Duncan on Wednesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Human remains found in Duncan

Police investigation continues

  • Sep. 27, 2018 9:18 a.m.

Police are investigating after being called to a report that human remains were found on Sept. 26.

Just before noon Wednesday, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called to the dike near the York and Beverly traffic circle in Duncan after receiving reports of the remains found in a cornfield.

The BC Coroners Service was called to assist in determining the identity of the deceased.

At this time, it is too early to determine whether any criminality was involved in the person’s death, police said.

The area is well-known as a place where homeless people camp. Firefighters called to the area in the past to put out brush blazes have had to dodge numerous needles and other drug paraphernalia discarded on the sides of the dike.

It is close to the main offices for School District 79, and Warmland homeless shelter.

MORE: Firefighters dodge discarded needles at Duncan brush blaze

MORE: Cowichan Valley school district’s homeless addict problem

Just Posted

Angels step up to help fill the SOS Toy Shop

39 local businesses and organizations hosting SOS Angel Trees

RCMP ‘desperate’ for clues in case of missing Parksville mom

Carmel Gilmour was last seen more than a year ago

Mental health issue suspected after spike belts end car chase from Parksville

Woman in her 30s from the Nanaimo area detained in Lantzville after Tuesday afternoon incident

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department seeks members

Applications are now being accepted for volunteer on-call firefighters

Parksville Qualicum Beach drivers reminded to be aware of possible icy road conditions

Shaded areas, bridge decks and corners are common areas where slippery conditions can occur

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Another B.C. city votes to ban single-use plastic bags

First six months of proposed ban would focus on education, not enforcement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally

B.C. trustee’s anti-LGBTQ comments got him barred from schools

Barry Neufeld calls vote to leave him off liaison list ‘workplace discrimination’

Firm says trees obstructing vision at Humboldt Broncos crash intersection

Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured in the collision at an intersection north of Tisdale

Man charged after B.C house fire triggers high-grade explosives

Thomas Daniel Kendall charged with causing bodily harm by failing to properly store explosives

Stop ‘renovictions,’ B.C. housing task force says

MLAs call for end to strata bans on renting vacant suites

Girl, 6, lured from elementary school, sexually assaulted: Vancouver police

Police are seeking dashcam footage from nearby Sexsmith Elementary School in South Vancouver

Most Read