Andrew Michael Sidor can been seen wearing the missing backpack and shoes in the surveillance footage from the Rock Bay area on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Saanich Police)

Police identify man found dead in Saanich, seek his backpack and shoes

Investigators seek shoes, backpack that Andrew Michael Sidor was seen wearing

Police and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) have confirmed the identity of the man found dead in Saanich on Saturday morning.

Andrew Michael Sidor, a 30-year-old Victoria resident, was found outside a home at the intersection of Crease Avenue and Wascana Drive just after 9 a.m. on Aug. 17. Sidor’s family has been notified.

“We will continue to put all necessary resources into investigating how and why he died, to bring some level of closure to those who loved him,” said Sgt. Julie Fast, public information officer.

With his identity confirmed, police and VIIMCU tracked Sidor’s movement in the hours before his death. He was spotted on surveillance footage from the Rock Bay area on Thursday, Aug. 15. He was wearing the same clothing, but was wearing a backpack and shoes in the video. Neither were found with his body.

Police said the items may provide helpful information about the circumstances of his death and are asking the public to help locate them. The backpack is all black with reflective or shiny materials and his shoes are light coloured runners. If the items are found, officials ask that they not be touched or moved and that the police be contacted immediately.

Anyone with any information relating to Sidor’s death or who had contact with him between Aug. 15 and 17 are also asked to contact the police.

VIIMCU’s Information Line is 250-380-6211, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

READ ALSO: Saanich Police looking for information relating to suspicious death


@devonscarlett
devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: BC Children’s lottery offers luxury downtown Victoria home as a prize

The Choices Lotto has luxury homes across the province

Island teen climber seizes last opportunity to qualify in 2020 Olympic games

Brennan Doyle, 16, heads to L.A. for Pan American Climbing Championships

University of Victoria profs take home prestigious national teaching award

Brent Mainprize and Edōsdi–Judy Thompson recognized as a 2020 3M National Teaching Fellows

Victoria modular housing complex built to house homeless Indigenous women

Spa’Qun, or ‘Flower House’ will provide shelter and cultural support

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay Victoria man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Alleged shoplifter caught on camera at Sidney boutique

Staff at Cameron Rose Gifts seek the public’s help locating woman

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Youth-led report calls on B.C. government to create plan to end youth homelessness

There are no dedicated programs for youth homelessness at federal, provincial level, report says

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Nanaimo high school following threats

Nearby elementary school was in hold-and-secure

Trudeau: Time for blockades to end and Indigenous leaders to work with government

Prime minister says situation in Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute is ‘unacceptable and untenable’

POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?

Tuesday’s provincial budget predicted a shift from shortfall to surplus in wake… Continue reading

Most Read