Saanich Police respond to sudden death in Rutledge Park

Cause of death unknown, community asked to avoid the area

Saanich Police are in Rutledge Park after a woman was found dead there Monday morning (Jan. 28).

Members of the Detective Division and Forensic Identification Section are involved and the park has been secured.

Doug Kitson frequents Rutledge Park to play Pokémon and first spotted the deceased woman at 6:50 a.m. but thought she was asleep, he said. The woman was mostly covered with a blanket and he noticed she had no shoes on. When he returned later Monday morning she was still there.

The woman has not been identified nor has her cause of death been determined, said Saanich Police media officer Julie Fast.

“This morning some were walking through Rutldge Park and noticed an unresponsive female, they called us and we arrived around 8:30 a.m.,” Fast said. “She was pronounced dead then.”

“We ask that the community avoids this area while officers investigate this incident.”

reporter@saanichnews.com


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