Police are asking for help in finding the person who came across the victim. He is described as a short, Caucasian male with a slim build, grayish hair, around 50ish, wearing glasses, dark clothes and riding a mountain bike. Apparently he found the victim and ran to the Brick furniture store and requested staff call EMS at 6:18 p.m. Once EMS arrived and determined the injuries were fatal, EPS Homicide Section was called to the scene.
“Given the area is quite busy with a lot of traffic, we are hoping someone witnessed something and will come forward with some helpful information,” said S/Sgt Dave Spiers. “It is also important to speak to the person who found the victim – he could have valuable information and not even realize it."
The victim has been identified as 23-year-old James Lee Catholique of no fixed address. The autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.