Charges laid in suspicious death


2017-09-15 10:54 PDT

File # 2017-30464

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

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238


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