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Police confirm murder-suicide in deaths of Saanich couple
Police confirmed that a pair of deaths in Saanich and Oak Bay this week were murder-suicide.Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) and Saanich Police detectives concluded their investigation into the deaths of two Saanich residents that occurred on Monday (April 28). The investigative team is still collaborating with the BC Coroners Service who continue to investigate the deaths.
"Based on the evidence located at the residence in question, the untimely death of the female victim appears to have been as a result of the actions of another person" said Saanich Police Sgt. Steve Eassie. "Based on the evidence from the investigation, investigators believe that the death appears to have been caused by the victim's husband."
Police and the BC Coroners Service confirmed the couple as Anne Harvey, 61 and her husband Neil Harvey, 59. Both were residents of Saanich and occupied the home in the 1800 block of Newton Street where where the woman’s body was found. Her husband’s body was found later in the waters off Cattle Point.
"The death of the male appears to have been an act of suicide. Based on the evidence that our investigators have recovered, these two events would appear to be an apparent murder-suicide." Eassie said.
Cause of death for both is still subject to further investigation by the coroner service.