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Vancouver Police trying to identify man connected to bizarre cyclist death

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 26, 2016 1:37 pm

The Vancouver Police Department is still trying to identify a man who left the scene of a bizarre death on January 6.

At around 8:30 p.m., police were called to assist paramedics with an unconscious cyclist on the seawall near Science World. Witnesses at the scene say they saw a man going through a trash can and tossing items out of the bin when a cyclist was struck by a heavy object thrown from the trash.

The 45-year-old male cyclist fell to the pavement and sustained massive injuries to his head. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead the next morning.

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Police have released a sketch of the man they’re looking to identify and speak with. He’s described as Aboriginal, 30 to 40 years old, six feet tall, with a medium build and shoulder-length black hair. He was wearing a black puffy jacket and dark jeans.

Anyone with information about this death is asked to contact the VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Image: Vancouver Police Department

Image: Vancouver Police Department

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