Saanich Police say the body of an unknown male was found near Lochside Trail in the area of Quadra Street and McKenzie Avenue Thursday.
Detectives are working with the BC Coroners Service to identify the deceased male and determine his cause of death, according to spokesman Det.-Sgt. Damian Kowalewich in a statement.
Police taped off a section of the trail Thursday afternoon and told cyclists and pedestrians in the area to expect delays and detours. One witness told CHEK News that police arrived on scene around 1:40 p.m.
Saanich Police say there is no risk to the public and more information is expected to be released as the investigation progresses.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.