An urn was found near a seawall on Lochside Drive in Sidney last week and police are looking for the owner.
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP said the urn was discovered on Jan. 6 by a local resident. The urn is made of blue metal and has a silver ring on the bottom and the top. It was found without a lid.
According to police, the urn and the contents weigh approximately 11 kilograms (25 pounds). Police said it is possible the urn was tossed into the ocean, inadvertently washed up on the shore and was found by someone who brought it to the seawall.
“I didn’t want to disturb it too much,” Cpl. Chris Manseau of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.
“It appears to be a mixture of beach, sand and unknown contents.”
The BC Coroners Service said they would not be involved as this incident is classified as a “found property file.”
Anyone with information about the urn is asked to call Sidney/North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931, their local police department or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.