Death of 20-year-old man in Port Alberni deemed a homicide

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RCMP at the scene in Port Alberni, B.C., where a 20-year-old man was found dead from stab wounds in the chest. (CHEK News - image credit)
RCMP at the scene in Port Alberni, B.C., where a 20-year-old man was found dead from stab wounds in the chest. (CHEK News - image credit)

The death of a 20-year-old man from the Port Alberni and Ahousaht areas has been deemed a homicide by police.

The man was found on the sidewalk of the 3500-block of 4th Avenue, near the Port Alberni Friendship Centre, in the early hours of March 27 with stab wounds in his chest, Port Alberni RCMP said. He was declared dead at the scene.

Police have not released the victim's name.

"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 a.m. on March 27 or may have witnessed this incident, please call us," said RCMP Sgt. Clayton Wiebe.

Police say there is no risk to the public.