On October 19, 2022, at approximately 2:15 pm, the Saanich Police Department responded to a report of a deceased male in the grassy median between the northbound and southbound lanes of Blanshard Street, just south of Saanich Road. Officers attended the location and found the 36-year-old man having sustained life-threatening injuries. As a result, VIIMCU has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely in partnership with the Saanich Police and BC Coroner’s Service.
Investigators are now identifying the victim as 36-year-old William “Billy” Bradshaw, in hopes of advancing the investigation. Investigators continue to build a timeline of events of Mr. Bradshaw’s last movements the morning of Wednesday, October 19. They are still working to determine if there are any connections between the two homicide investigations from the same date in Saanich.
VIIMCU is asking any witnesses or anyone with dash camera video who were travelling in the northbound and/or southbound lanes of Blanshard Street, between Cloverdale Road and Saanich Road, between 9:00 am and 2:15 pm, or who has any information regarding Mr. Bradshaw, to contact the VIIMCU Information Line at 250-380-6211.
VIIMCU file #2022-18706
SPD file #2022-20179
Cst Markus Anastasiades
Public Information & Communications Officer