A body was found by someone picking blackberries in the Nunns Creek Park area yesterday. Black Press stock photo

Body discovered in Nunns Creek Park area – police

The body of a 58-year-old man was discovered behind Thrifty Foods

Police say that a 58-year-old man was found on Thursday morning in the Nunns Creek Park area of Campbell River.

Someone was collecting blackberries when they discovered the body behind Thrifty Foods, said Cpl. Ron Vlooswyck of the Campbell River RCMP.

Police responded to a report about the grim discovery at about 9:45 a.m.

Vlooswyk wouldn’t comment on the cause of death or the man’s identity, noting that next of kin are being contacted. He said the death is not considered suspicious.

He said the man may have been camping nearby. Homeless people are known to camp in the Nunns Creek Park area.

The investigation is now in the hands of the BC Coroner, Vlooswyk said.

Andy Watson, a spokesperson for the BC Coroners Service, confirmed that human remains were found in a wooded area in Campbell River on Thursday morning.

He said the BC Coroner was in the very early stages of an investigation. He wouldn’t speculate on how the man died.

@davidgordonkoch
david.koch@campbellrivermirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Wednesday’s snowfall was a record for Campbell River

And lead to another record the day after

Coroner’s Service investigating circumstances of senior’s death in Campbell River

Body found on beach in Ocean Grove; not deemed a suspicious death

Campbell River’s Coldest Night of the Year event fills both a financial and social need

Saturday, Feb. 22 event funds much-needed services provided by Transition Society

VIDEO: Missing cat reunited with Campbell River family after three months

‘It was like one day she was there, the next day she was gone,’ said owner

VIDEO: Cold snap brings ideal conditions for Okanagan icewine

Take an inside look at how icewine is made

Blue Monday is a myth but seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues are real

Canadian Mental Health Association says weather can affect mood

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Ice chunk from truck crushes vehicle windshield on Vancouver Island

None injured, but Nanaimo RCMP say there can be fines for accumulations of ice and snow

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Wind and snow spark power outages across Vancouver Island

Winter storm warning in effect for east and west regions while wind warning to hit south and north

BC Ferries hybrid ships arrive in Victoria on Saturday

The battery-operated vessels will take over smaller routes

Most Read