Nanaimo RCMP investigating homicide

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Nanaimo RCMP is investigating a man’s death following a welfare check last week.

Officers found a deceased man when they responded to a residence for a welfare check around 3 p.m. on Aug. 12, after receiving information from Kelowna RCMP, according to a media release by Nanaimo RCMP.

“His death was considered suspicious and the Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit was called to take conduct of the homicide investigation with assistance from Kelowna RCMP,” reads the release.

The man was identified as Ryan Mosher, 30, who recently moved to Nanaimo from Kelowna, according to police. RCMP said it released Mosher’s name in the hopes that it will assist the investigation.

“We strongly believe Mr. Mosher’s death is an isolated incident and the general public is not considered to be at risk,” said Const. Derek Balderston. “Investigators have spoken to numerous people both from Kelowna and Nanaimo to assist in establishing what may have occurred.”

Anyone with relevant information can contact the Nanaimo Serious Crime Unit at 250-754-2345.

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