Two bodies found in vehicle result in IHIT deployment: Victims identified

Burnaby, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2022-10-19 09:01 PDT

File # 2022-1296

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) have taken conduct of an investigation after the bodies of a man and a woman were located inside a vehicle in Burnaby.

Background:

On October 17, 2022 at 1:45 p.m., Burnaby RCMP officers located a vehicle containing a deceased man and woman in the 900-block of Alpha Avenue, Burnaby. IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely with the Burnaby RCMP, the BC Coroners Service and the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.

Investigators are identifying the victims as 31-year old, Kiesha Garie and 30-year old Umair Kasim of Coquitlam, in hopes of furthering their investigation.

 

(Photo of Kiesha Garie)

(Photo of Umair Kasim)

Both Garie and Kasim had been recently reported missing to the Coquitlam RCMP. IHIT is working with the Coquitlam RCMP and the Burnaby RCMP to build a timeline of events connecting when Garie and Kasim were last seen to when they were located on October 17.

This is a complex investigation that spans multiple jurisdictions, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. There are people out there who have seen Ms. Garie and Mr. Kasim over the past week, and we are urging them to come forward immediately.

IHIT is asking that any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the homicides, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
homicideteam.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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