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34-year-old man dies in apparent hit-and-run on Nanaimo’s Harewood Mines Road

Body found by passerby on Friday, Jan. 27
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a man was found dead after possibly being struck by a vehicle along Harewood Mines Road on Friday, Jan. 27. (News Bulletin file photo)

A man was found dead along a Nanaimo road and it is believed he may have been struck by a vehicle.

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a passerby found a body at about 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, on Harewood Mines Road near the overpass.

“A person out walking located a deceased person on the side of the road,” said reserve Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesperson. “It appears injuries may be consistent with being struck by a vehicle.”

He said officers were at the scene “for some time” investigating and B.C. Coroners Service was called.

O’Brien said the man who died did not have any ID with him and so he couldn’t be immediately identified. As of late afternoon Friday, Jan. 27, RCMP said the man had been identified and was a 34-year-old who was unhoused. His family has been notified.

RCMP asked for information from anyone who may have seen a person in dark clothing walking in that area in the night or early morning, and have since received enough tips that officers haven’t been able to follow up on all of them yet.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2023-3059.

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