IHIT investigating death of 1-year old in New Westminster

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2021-08-04 10:27 PDT

File # 2021-0906

On July 24, 2021, at approximately 4:20 a.m., New Westminster Police Department (NWPD) responded to a call of an un-responsive infant in the 1300 block of 5th Avenue in New Westminster. NWPD completed an assessment and determined suspicious circumstances around the death. IHIT was called in to investigate.

IHIT investigators are working closely with our partners at the New Westminster Police Department, BC Coroners Service, and the NWPD Forensic Identification Section. Homicide detectives are speaking with the family and friends to ascertain the specifics around what happened. Local support services have also been engaged.

As there is no ongoing public safety issue or investigative need, no names or further details are being released.

The hurt caused by these kind of deaths are amplified when the victim is so young, says Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, We are working diligently to find answers to help the healing process for all those affected.

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Sgt. David Lee

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4554
Fax: 778-290-6102

Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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