Police are investigating after skeletal human remains found earlier this year turned out not to be archeological.
On Feb. 4, Victoria Police Department’s Forensic Identification Section was called out to the Gorge Waterway near the Tillicum Road bridge after some recreational divers found a partial human cranial bone, which was initially suspected to be archeological.
However, further forensic investigation and testing by the BC Coroners Service, recently revealed that the bones are likely to be “historical” in nature but not considered ancient or archeological.
“Given the location and investigative needs, the Saanich Police Department and VicPD are working together, utilizing investigators and the Saanich PD Dive Team to further the investigation and assist the BC Coroner in identifying the person,” the Victoria Police Department said in a statement.
VicPD did not provide any further details, only saying they would release more information whenever it becomes available.