A pair of floral bouquets mark the scene where the body of a decesased man was found March 10 along Hillside Avenue. Multiple reports online indicate the victim was 35-year-old Joe Gauthier of Victoria. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Man found deceased on Hillside Avenue identified online

Multiple reports indicate victim was Joe Gauthier, 35, of Victoria

The man believed to be the victim of a of a fatal incident March 10 on Hillside Avenue has been identified online as Victoria resident Joe Gauthier.

Multiple reports indicated Gauthier was a 35-year-old father of four, with two children who live outside B.C.

His Facebook page lists him as a former student of Esquimalt High School, who was originally from Winnipeg. “RIP Joe Gauthier!” a Facebook page set up in his memory, already has over 400 members and hundreds of messages of condolences.

The Greater Victoria Minor Football Association also posted on Facebook saying, “We are saddened by the sudden loss of Joe Gauthier one of our football parents.”

RELATED: Man killed in incident near Hillside Mall, coroner confirms

Police were called to the 1400-block of Hillside Avenue Saturday morning where a deceased man was found. Shortly after, two Go Fund Me pages were set up in Gauthier’s name with one reading, “today we lost everyone’s favourite person.”

On Monday, a pair of floral bouquets was stapled to a pole outside the house where police spent much of Saturday combing the property for evidence. The investigation has been turned over to the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, who have released little information.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have been in the area between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. on March 10 to call the VIIMCU line at 250-380-6211. You can also report what you know anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

kristyn.anthony@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Two to hospital after University of Victoria sailing mishap

Wind gusts capsize boat of recreational club sailors

Victoria’s deaf community advocates for different sign languages to be recognized on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

Transport Canada announces funds for pollutant clean up in Victoria Park, removal of abandoned boats

Contaminants at Laurel Point Park will be removed starting at the end of September

Volunteers gather in Metchosin for B.C.’s 1st ever search and rescue joint training

Around 200 volunteers came out for the three-day training program

Moon Lantern festival to light up Gordon Head

Saturday night festival celebrates harvest moon, fall season

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Lions earn stunning 35-32 OT win over Ticats

Epic comeback lifts B.C. past Hamilton in CFL thriller

5 things to do this weekend in and around Greater Victoria

Sooke Apple Fest returns, Saanich lights up with lantern festival and anarchists unite for downtown book fair

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Most Read