Body discovered in Sidney’s Tulista park

Police say foul play ruled out after a deceased person was found in the parking lot area of Sidney's Tulista Park Wednesday morning.

Police have cordoned off a section of Sidney's Tulista Park Wednesday

A man’s body was found Wednesday morning, Oct. 3 in a parking area at Sidney’s Tulista Park.

A large portion of the north end of the park, near the Anacortes Ferry terminal, was cordoned off by police for about four hours that morning, to allow their forensics section and B.C. Coroner’s Service to investigate the scene.

The park has since been reopened to the public.

Police at the scene reported that the Sidney North Saanich RCMP had received calls in the early morning about the possibility of a deceased person in the park.

Sgt. Wayne Conley said the body was discovered next to a parked motor home. He added police were looking into whether the person and the vehicle were connected, and said later that they were. The man had apparently parked the motor home in the lot in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The body was not that of 54-year-old Gordon Henderson, who had been reported missing Oct. 1 and has since be found.

Conley said the investigation revealed that there was no foul play involved in what was termed a sudden death.

The man was not from the area and his next-of-kin, who live in another province, have been notified.

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