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. 

Vancouver crime scene

Police investigate seawall incident Jan. 6. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

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.