Unconfirmed sighting of wanted man reported in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP are investigating an unconfirmed sighting Friday night of a man wanted in connection with a double homicide in Calgary.

Jordan Jay Ward, 20, faces two counts of manslaughter and is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

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He was reportedly seen earlier in the week in the Comox Valley, and is one of three people facing charges in connection with the Aug. 28 deaths.

Hikers called police after seeing a man they said resembled Ward on Friday. The man was near Little Mountain Road and Allsbrook Road, in a rural area of Parksville, and was wearing camouflage clothing with a rifle slung over his shoulder.

No one was found after a search lasting several hours. Ward is described as white, five-foot-nine and 165 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.Anyone who sees Ward is asked to call 911.

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