Former Sooke man victim of foul play

Remains of Richard Milligan found on Sooke Road property

RCMP homicide investigators identified a man found dead in Metchosin last week as Richard Curtis Milligan, 56, a former Sooke resident.

Milligan’s body was discovered Wednesday at 1005 Malloch Rd. after police were “led to the scene.” The West Shore RCMP would not disclose who led them to the scene.

The two hecatre property at the corner of Malloch and Rocky Point roads does not have a permanent structure. It is rented to a tenant and is used as a mountain bike training facility as well as a storage site.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, as well as investigators and general duty members from the West Shore RCMP are involved in the investigation.

“Police have been working around the clock since day one of the investigation in hope to shed some light around the circumstances of his death,” said police spokesman Alex Const. Alex Bérubé.

In a statement released Friday, Bérubé said the information gathered so far does not suggest the public is at risk.

But investigators would like to hear about any suspicious activity or individuals that may have been in the area of Malloch and Gillespie roads between Aug. 19 to 21.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

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