IHIT deployed to Richmond after two found deceased

Richmond, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-02-21 13:23 PST

File # 2023-0245

IHIT have deployed to Richmond after two people were located in a residence. 

Background:

On February 20, 2023, the Richmond RCMP responded to a report of a deceased female in a residence in the 6500-block of Barnard Drive, Richmond. Upon arrival, front line officers located the bodies of a 43-year old woman and a 14-year old girl, inside the residence. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of the investigation and continue to work closely in partnership with the Richmond RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Service and the BC Coroners Service.

IHIT investigators believe this to be an isolated incident with no outstanding suspects. The two victims were related. At this time, the victims are not being identified to allow for proper notification of the family.

The effects of this tragedy are being felt by the entire community, says Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. Anyone in need of assistance is encouraged to call the Richmond RCMP’s Victim Services.

IHIT is asking anyone with information regarding the investigation, 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
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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