RCMP identify man in Port Alberni homicide

Port Alberni

2021-03-28 16:56 PDT

File # 21-2851

Port Alberni RCMP have identified the victim in Saturday’s early morning suspicious death.

Port Alberni RCMP continue to investigate the sudden death where a male was located on the 3500 block of 4th Ave, Port Alberni in the early hours of March 27, 2021. Please see the original news release here.

This is now a confirmed homicide investigation. The victim has been identified as a 20-year-old male from the Port Alberni and Ahousat area. The male was located on the street with stab wounds to his chest and succumbed to his injuries.

We have finished processing the crime scene but we are still asking the public for their assistance. If anyone was in the area at approximately 6:30 am on March 27th or may have witness this incident, please call us, said Sergeant Clayton Wiebe of the Port Alberni RCMP.

The investigation is continuing and police believe the suspect and victim knew each other and there is no on going risk to the general public.

Police are asking for any witness that may have been in the area to contact them at: 250 723-2424.

Released by:
Sgt. Clayton Wiebe
NCO i/c Port Alberni RCMP

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