Ongoing homicide investigation leads to arrest on Canada-wide warrant

Coquitlam, Wanted Person Captured

2022-09-22 08:59 PDT

File # 2022-22401

Arjun Purewal was arrested on Tuesday, September 20, by IHIT investigators following a search of Surrey residence in relation to a Richmond homicide investigation. 

A Canada-wide warrant had been issued by Coquitlam RCMP on August 26, 2022, when Purewal had illegally removed an ankle monitor.

Link to previous Coquitlam RCMP release from August 27, 2022

Purewal was awaiting sentencing in connection to a Vancouver Police Department (VPD) investigation into a kidnapping which occurred in Richmond in September 2021.

During the course of its investigation, IHIT located Purewal at the Surrey residence as part of an ongoing investigation into a 2021 Richmond homicide, says Corporal Alexa Hodgins of Coquitlam RCMP.

Purewal was taken into custody by IHIT investigators where he remains pending a court appearance.

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Cpl. Alexa Hodgins

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