Port Alberni homicide update

Port Alberni

2021-04-01 13:31 PDT

File # 2021 – 2851

Original news release here.

The Port Alberni RCMP want to update the public on the homicide investigation that resulted from the discovery of a man’s body in the 3500 block of 4th Ave, Port Alberni on March 27, 2021. 20 year old Clifton Alec Johnston of Port Alberni & Ahousaht had been identified as the victim.

Johnston’s family has been notified, and the Port Alberni Victims Services unit has been working closely with all those affected by this incident.

A suspect has been identified and arrested, however the work is not yet finished for our investigators as they continue to complete priority tasks says Port Alberni RCMP Detachment Commander Inspector Eric Rochette This is believed to be an isolated incident where the suspect and victim were known to each other, however the Port Alberni RCMP General Investigation Section is appealing for witnesses

The Port Alberni RCMP continues to work with partners including the RCMP Forensic Identification Section and the BC Coroner’s Service on this investigation. A report to crown counsel has not yet been submitted, charges have not yet been approved, and thus the suspect will not be identified.

No further details will be released at this time as the investigation progresses. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

Released by

Cpl. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
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Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954

Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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