Charges laid in suspicious Nanaimo death

Nanaimo, BC – A 46 year old Nanaimo man has been charged with one count of Second degree murder in the suspicious death of a Nanaimo man reported to the Nanaimo RCMP on Monday September 11th.

John Albert BUCHANAN was arrested without incident at approximately 5:30 pm on Wednesday September 13th by officers with the Nanaimo Serious Crime Unit. Charges were sworn early this morning and BUCHANAN has since been remanded in custody until September 26th.

The deceased has been identified as 42 year old Richard Steven SITAR of Nanaimo. His family has been notified and a forensic autopsy is pending. As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be released to the public

Man Dies of Injuries Consistant with Assault in Nanaimo, B.C.

Police File # 2017-30464

Nanaimo RCMP

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