Sheila Lightheart said a man who was discovered deceased in the lane behind a Langley City housing complex on Glover Road did not appear to be one of the “regular unfortunates” seen in the area. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: Body found behind Langley housing complex

Residents discover deceased middle-aged man in laneway

Residents of a Langley City multiple-unit housing complex discovered a body in a laneway behind the building in the 5700 block of Glover Road Wednesday morning.

Witness Sheila Lightbody, who works in the complex, said the man was spotted shortly before 8 a.m.

Attempts to revive him with CPR before ambulance paramedics and fire arrived were not successful, Lightbody said.

“When I checked for a pulse, there was no pulse,” Lightbody told the Times.

She said the deceased man appeared to be a white male in his forties, and better-dressed than the homeless “regular unfortunates” she is used to seeing.

“He was not shabby,” she said.

A four-year resident of the complex, who asked not to be named, said drug overdoses in the area around the complex are not unusual.

“I’ve seen probably a dozen overdoses (since I moved here),” he said.

Attempted break-ins by people trying to get into the complex parking lot are also common, the resident said.

“It’s like we’re under attack on a daily, nightly basis.”

More to come.



dan.ferguson@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

The body was discovered near this set of stairs that lead to a narrow laneway behind the housing complex. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Just Posted

PHOTOS: ‘Enchanted Forest’ excursion unveils Aldergrove park’s new Nature Discovery Area

Atop the former Aldergrove Lake now sits a large “free play” adventure area for kids.

Aldergrove team could return as all-stars on ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Mother and daughter duo given a second chance, though their fate rests in the hands of voters

PHOTOS: City of Langley library celebrates India’s festival of colour

Kids were invited to learn about Holi celebrations, and taste treats.

Aldergrove glow-in-the-dark swim and games for a cause

Township of Langley will celebrate Earth Hour with its first glow-in-the-dark swim in Aldergrove.

Coach of the year in first season with the Giants

Michael Dyck is being lauded by the Western Hockey League for transforming the junior hockey team

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

Six ‘distraction thefts’ in two days spark warning to seniors by Vancouver police

Distraction thefts are used to steal jewelry off the necks of unsuspecting women

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Most Read