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Police are investigating after a body was located in Pioneer Square on Saturday. (Google Maps)

Victoria police are investigating after an apparent sudden death that occurred in a public park on Quadra Street early Saturday morning.

Officers were originally called to Pioneer Square, located adjacent to Christ Church Cathedral and across from the YMCA, for a noise complaint. Upon arriving at the park, they discovered a deceased person.

Investigators from the Investigative Services Division and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) were then called in.

The scene has been secured and an investigation is now in its early stages. Officials do not believe there is any danger to the public.

Anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken to investigators can call VicPD’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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