Abbotsford police are investigating after the body of a well known local homeless man was found near city hall.
Constable Ian MacDonald with the Abbotsford Police says investigators were called to the area around the city hall’s rear fountain around 6:30 this morning.
MacDonald says the deceased is a man in his 60’s, and was well known in the community.
“He’s a person that certainly city staff, police officers would say hello to on a daily basis. Somebody that we recognize.”
MacDonald says police are waiting for the coroner to arrive before they begin to speculate on the cause of death.
“At this point in time we’re dealing with a tragic circumstance, I wouldn’t upgrade it to suspicious at this point.”
The area remains behind yellow police tape, and police are expected to be on scene investigating for several hours.