Surrey man charged for 2022 Coquitlam murder

Coquitlam, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-01-21 16:05 PST

File # 2022-180

IHIT has arrested a Surrey man for the 2022 homicide of Terry Miller.

Background:

On February 10, 2022, the Coquitlam RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of 228 Schoolhouse Street, in Coquitlam. On arrival, first responders found a 66-year old man suffering from stab wounds. The victim, later identified as Terry Miller, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. On February 22, 2022, the victim succumbed to his injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and continued to work closely in partnership with the Coquitlam RCMP, the BC Coroners Service and the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).

As a result of the diligent work of the investigators, IHIT identified 21-year old Jeffery Stevens of Surrey, as a suspect in the homicide.

On January 20, 2023, IHIT investigators, supported by the Coquitlam RCMP, the Surrey RCMP and the Lower Mainland Integrated Teams, located and safely arrested Stevens. On January 21, 2023, BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) laid a charge of second degree murder against Stevens in relation to the homicide of Miller. A charge of aggravated assault was also laid against Stevens, in relation to a second, surviving victim.

Yesterday’s arrest followed a year of dedicated work by investigators, says Sgt. Timothy Pierotti, of IHIT. I’m proud of the hard work of the investigators who were committed to seeing this through.

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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