An urn, containing beach sand and “unknown contents” was discovered by a Sidney resident and police are looking for information about where it came from.
On Jan. 6, the Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called by someone who’d found an urn near the seawall along Lochside Drive in Sidney. It’s blue metal with a silver ring on the bottom and top and was found without a lid.
Police say that the urn and its contents weigh around 25 pounds and were possibly tossed into the sea and may have washed up on shore. Police do not know who might ave moved the urn from the shore to the seawall, where it was found.
Corporal Chris Manseau says the contents, possibly remains, of the urn cannot be identified. As well the BC Coroner’s Service told the local police that they would not be involved, classifying it as a “found property” file.
Police are asking the public for any information about the urn. People can call the RCMP in Sidney at 250-656-3931 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).