Investigators are looking for a man who left the scene of a bizarre incident that resulted in the death of a 46-year-old cyclist.

On January 6th at about 8:30 p.m., the VPD received a call to assist paramedics with an unconscious cyclist on the sea wall near Science World. The initial investigation indicates the tragic death was the result of a strange set of circumstances.

Witnesses have provided information about a man who was going through a garbage can on the sea wall and tossing items out of the bin. The cyclist who was riding along the sea wall was struck by a heavy object thrown from the trash causing him to fall face first onto the pavement.

The man throwing items from the garbage bin left the scene before paramedics and police arrived. The victim was rushed to hospital in grave condition with severe head injuries. He was pronounced deceased at about 4:00 this morning.

Police are looking to identify and speak with the man who was searching through the garbage can and reportedly tossed the item that hit the cyclist. He is described as Aboriginal, 30 to 40 years-old, 6’ 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.