Moncton RCMP seeking public's help in Garden Hill sudden death case

The Codiac Regional RCMP say the man whose body was discovered Feb. 20 at 2:40 a.m. on Garden Hill Ave. in Moncton had no apparent injuries and an autopsy did not revel a cause of death.

Codiac Regional RCMP identify man whose body was found early Saturday as a 58-year-old from Riverview

Codiac RCMP investgate the death of a man found in Garden Hill Park early Saturday. (Antoine Trépanier/Radio-Canada)

The Codiac Regional RCMP say the man whose body was discovered Feb. 20 at 2:40 a.m. on Garden Hill Ave. in Moncton had no apparent injuries and an autopsy did not reveal a cause of death. 

The man, found in a snowbank on the side of the road, has been identified by police as a 58-year-old from Riverview.

Police are appealing to the public for information as they continue to investigate. They are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who was in the area around that time. 

On Saturday, a resident of the area, Nicholas Lambert told Radio-Canada he was awakened at 3 a.m. by a police officer knocking on his door.

Lambert said he was asked if he had heard anything. After he told the police officer he didn't, he asked why.

"He pointed behind him and that's when I saw the body of a male lying on his back in the snowbank with his hands sort of up and his stomach exposed."

The body was at the corner of Garden Hill Avenue and Portledge Avenue.

Lambert said he could not see the man's face.

"He had been lying there apparently since 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. There's no blood marks or anything. It could be anything."

Police ask anyone with information to call the Codiac Regional RCMP or Crime Stoppers.