The Daily British Colonist and Victoria Chronicle

Friday Morning, April 24, 1868

Found Dead -- An inquest was held on the body found at Metchosin on Wednesday, but no clue was discovered either to the name of the man or the cause of death. Mr. Glide stated he found the body while hunting some cattle a mile and a half from his house. The deceased wore greyish tweed trousers patched with flour sacking, two blue miners' shirts, a pair of blucher shoes, and shepherd plaid wollen socks. Near the body was found a son-wester hat with plain red lining, an empty coarse flour sack, and an old torn corduroy jacket. A piece of rope also lay across the body. It is supposed the man must have been dead at least three months.