Victoria police probe three suspicious deaths

On Friday, police were called to a home on Queens Avenue and discovered the body of a 46-year-old Victoria woman

Victoria police and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are investigating the third suspicious death in Victoria in less than a month.

On Friday, police were called to a home in the 800-block of Queens Avenue at 5 p.m. and discovered the body of a 46-year-old Victoria woman.

“At this time there is no reason to believe that the public may be at risk,” said Victoria police spokesperson Const. Mike Russell in a statement.

No further details were available at press time.

Also on Friday, police released the identity of man whose body was found in the Inner Harbour on March 5.

Scott Owen Smith, 26, was from Victoria.

Police are classifying the death as “suspicious.” It has not yet been determined how the Smith died.

Investigators are hoping to speak with anyone who was with Smith on the night of Wednesday, March 4 or the morning of Thursday, March 5.

Police are also investigating the death of Peter Hunter Thompson, 49, who was found dead in the 400-block of Michigan Street on Feb. 18.

 

VicPD investigators have ruled Thompson’s death a homicide.