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.