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IHIT Media Release: IHIT investigating death – foul play suspected

New Westminster – On September 16, 2014 at 4:30pm, the New Westminster Police Department attended a residence in the 1100 block of Nanaimo Street for a male found deceased within the residence.

It was determined by first responders that foul play was a factor in the individual’s death, therefore, IHIT has assumed conduct of the investigation.  At this early stage a motive is not known.

“IHIT is working closely with the New Westminster Police Department to determine what lead up to the victim’s death.  We are currently canvassing the area, speaking with witnesses and processing the scene,” says Staff Sergeant Jennifer Pound.  “IHIT is aware that the victim’s family have been notified of his death through various channels; however, IHIT has yet to speak with the family and until we do confirmation on his identity, will not be released.”

Anyone that has any information about this incident is asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.