Body of suspected homeless man found in Abbotsford

Police don't believe death is suspicious. Shopping cart and recycling items found at scene behind business.

  • Nov. 9, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Police and coroner at the scene of where a body was found Monday morning.

Police and coroner at the scene of where a body was found Monday morning.



A man’s body has been found in Abbotsford.

Just after 5 a.m., police received a report of a body behind a business on George Ferguson Way and Cruickshank Street, near Trethewey St.

The coroner attended and the body was removed. Identity has not yet been confirmed.

At this time, the cause of death is unknown. Police arrived on the scene after receiving a call about a person in medical distress, Abbotsford Police Const. Paul Walker said

The body is believed to be that of a homeless person, as a shopping cart and  several full recycling bags were near the body.

Walker said the man’s death is not believed to be suspicious in nature.

It’s the second discovery of a body of a suspected homeless man in the past 10 days.

On Oct. 30, a patrol officer found a man’s badly decomposed body in a wooded area of West Abbotsford, near the Highstreet shopping centre. Cause of death in that incident is still to be determined by autopsy.

The man’s identity has not yet been released.