Seawall cyclist's death: Police release composite sketch of man involved

Police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for questioning in a freakish incident that led to the death of a 45-year-old cyclist on the seawall near Science World earlier this month.

On Jan. 6 a man cycling on the seawall died after being struck by a heavy object thrown from a trash bin

Police are looking to identify and speak with a man who is described as aboriginal, 30 to 40 years-old, six feet tall, with a medium build and shoulder-length black hair. He was wearing a black puffy jacket and dark jeans. (VPD)

Vancouver police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a bizarre incident that led to the death of a 45-year-old cyclist riding on the seawall near Science World earlier this month.

On January 6th at about 8:30 p.m., the VPD was called to help with an unconscious cyclist. Witnesses said the cyclist had been hit by a heavy object thrown from a garbage can by a man who was going through the trash. 

The cyclist was rushed to hospital in grave condition with severe head injuries. He was pronounced dead the next morning.

The man combing though the garbage left the scene before paramedics and police arrived. 

He is described as aboriginal, 30 to 40 years old, six feet tall, with a medium build and shoulder-length black hair. He was wearing a black puffy jacket and dark jeans.

Anyone with information about this death is asked to contact the VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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