NANAIMO — Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 60-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday in Lantzville.
Two joggers found the woman in a water-filled ditch on Peterson Road shortly after 7 a.m.
B.C. Ambulance paramedics determined that the woman was dead. The B.C. Coroner’s Service is investigating the cause of death.
The woman’s name has not been released.
Based on a preliminary investigation, “it appears not to be foul play,” said Coroners Service spokeswoman Barbara McLintock.
Andrew Roberts, 30, who lives on Peterson Road, discovered yellow police tape at the entrance to his driveway when he walked out his front door at 10 a.m. to let his chickens out.
“It’s crazy. … It’s a quiet neighbourhood,” said Roberts as he looked down the road at the half-dozen police vehicles on the street.
“Having this happen two doors down is kind of crazy.”
Wendy Forsyth got a call from her concerned son “to make sure it wasn’t me because he thought I would be out walking.”
“I have lived here for 36 years and you can walk in the morning, at night and in the dark,” she said after driving to the scene.
“Now I feel totally unsafe. … It’s creepy, it’s horrible.”
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