UPDATE: Police identify woman found dead behind Esquimalt sport centre

Victoria police, Coroner's Service, investigating suspicious death

Victoria police identified Nadine Janice Marshall



Police are still looking for details around the movements of a woman found dead in Esquimalt last Friday.

VicPD and the B.C. Coroners Service identified Nadine Janice Marshall, 48, of Victoria, as the person whose body was found 3:30 a.m. Aug. 3 in an area behind the Archie Browning Sports Centre.

Detectives are looking to speak with anyone who may have had contact, or knew the whereabouts of Marshall from Thursday night, Aug. 2 to the early morning hours of Aug. 3.

“There was no obvious signs of trauma,” said VicPD spokesman Mike Tucker, adding that police consider the death suspicious. “It wasn’t evident that this death occurred from natural causes.”

The body was found in the parking lot behind the arena, towards Lyall Street.

One Lyall Street resident woke to the sound of sirens.

“There were probably four to five cop cars,” the neighbour, who asked not to be identified, said. That grew to 10 cars by 7:30 a.m. “They (police) were really onto it hard.”

The block surrounding the sports centre, and some adjacent businesses were were closed until about 10 a.m. Friday.

“It’s really important for us to preserve the area and collect as much evidence as possible,” Tucker said. “We had a wide area closed off to collect evidence and we’re currently canvassing neighbours and the neighbourhood to see if anyone has information about what occurred last night.”

While the death is suspicious, police say there appears to be no risk to the public.

Police ask anyone with information about Marshall to call the VicPD at 250-995-7654, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

 

Just Posted

Vancouver Island homeowners buy more earthquake insurance than the rest of B.C.

Insurance Bureau of Canada says that’s because the perception of risk is greater on the Island

Missing 72-year-old man last seen in Langford

Albert Bedard has been missing since Oct. 12

West Shore teens fined for possession of pot on Wednesday

Two teens receive $230 fines for smoking pot in public

District of Oak Bay issues notice to cease tent city

The notice is effective immediately

Persons Day celebrates historic achievement of five suffragettes

Landmark case 89 years ago declared women “persons” making them eligible for the Senate

WATCH: Twelve Angry Jurors puts a new spin on an old tale

Canadian College of Performing Arts opens season with reworked version of Reginald Rose teleplay

Find your future at Black Press career fair in Victoria

More than 70 booths expected at Bay Street Armoury on Oct. 25

Jets score 3 late goals to beat Canucks 4-1

Winnipeg ends three-game Vancouver win streak

POLL: Do you support amalgamation for communities in the Capital Region?

Residents in Victoria and Saanich will be voting on Oct. 20 on… Continue reading

San Group announces plans to build new sawmill in Port Alberni

San Group has purchased 25 acres of Catalyst Paper land for expansion

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

Most Read