Police on scene investigating

Ridge Meadows

2023-03-04 15:42 HNP

Dossier nº 2023-4220

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Maple Ridge B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP are currently investigating the report of a deceased middle-aged man.

On March 4, 2023 at approximately 7:30 am, Ridge Meadows RCMP frontline officers received a report down streamed from BC Emergency Health Services about a body located in a parking lot near the 21800 block of 122 Avenue.

Ridge Meadows RCMP Serious Crimes Unit and the Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) are on scene. BC Coroners Services attended to assist Police with determining the cause of death.

Police are also investigating a possible secondary scene near Acadia and Dewdney Truck Road, however at this time Police do not know if these scenes are related.

The cause of death is currently unknown however it is being considered suspicious in nature and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is currently being deployed to Maple Ridge to take over continuity of the investigation.

"Police understand that the public will be concerned due to the proximity to the school", states Cpl. Julie Klaussner. "When we have more information to provide to the public we will do so in a timely as possible."

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at
1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Julie Klaussner
Agente des relations avec les médias
GRC de Ridge Meadows
11990, place Haney, Maple Ridge (C.-B.) V2X 9B8
Bureau : 604-467-7647

Courriel : julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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