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Police treat man's death as suspicious

Jan 15 2012

Port Alberni RCMP said Saturday the death of a 75-year-old man, who was found dead in his home, is suspicious.

"The name of the deceased is not being released at this time," Cpl. Jen Allan said in a statement.

Officers were called at about 10: 15 p.m. Friday by a relative who found the body of the man at 3544 Fourth Ave., police said.

They considered the death "suspicious" and requested specialist officers to attend.

It appeared that the man did not die of natural causes, police said.

Police would not say whether a weapon was recovered.

The home and alleyway behind the house was encircled by yellow police tape and secured while general investigators, as well as forensic investigators, pored over the scene.

Allan was not available Saturday for further questions.

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

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