IHIT seeks witnesses in Coquitlam stabbing

Coquitlam, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2022-01-28 12:59 PST

File # 2022-0117

Coquitlam: On January 27, 2022, at around 4:30 p.m., the Coquitlam RCMP responded to a call and found a female victim with stab injuries at a parking lot in the 1100-block of Austin Avenue, Coquitlam. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment but despite life-saving measures, she succumbed to her wounds. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to investigate.

The female victim has been identified as 32-year-old Ramina Shah from Maple Ridge. Her name and photo are being released in an effort to identify witnesses who may have seen her around the time of the incident. At this time, this appears to be isolated and not random.

IHIT is working with partners from the Coquitlam RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service. The scene is being examined and a canvass for witnesses and CCTV is ongoing. Homicide investigators are looking to speak to friends and associates of Ramina. There is also interest in dash-cam footage from the Austin Avenue area from 2:30 p.m., to 5:30 p.m., on January 27.

This is in its initial stages and we want to assure that there is no going risk, said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, we are still gathering information and are asking for witnesses and CCTV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

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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