IHIT deployed to suspicious death in Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-03-08 20:13 PST

File # 2023-321

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been deployed to Maple Ridge after the body of a deceased man was located. 

Background:

On March 4, 2023 at 7:30 a.m., the Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a call after a deceased male was located in the 21800-block of 122 Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC. Officers and British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) attended the location and found the 55-year-old man who was confirmed to be deceased. In consultation with the BC Coroners Service, the victim’s death was deemed suspicious and as a result, IHIT was consulted and subsequently took conduct of the investigation. A grey Hyundai Elantra was located in the area of Dewdney Trunk Road and Acadia Street, which is believed to be related. IHIT continues to work closely in partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).

 Stock photo of Elantra front

(Stock photo of Elantra Front)

 Stock photo of Elantra rear

(Stock photo of Elantra)

IHIT investigators are now identifying the victim as 55-year old Surinderjit Singh of Maple Ridge, in hopes of furthering their investigation. Mr. Singh’s death is not believed to be related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

 Photo of Singh

(Photo of Singh)

Initial evidence suggests that Mr. Singh arrived at the location at approximately 9:30 p.m. on March 3, 2023. 

We are still in the early stages of the investigation, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. We are asking anyone who had contact with Mr. Singh on March 3, to contact IHIT as we continue to build a timeline of events. 

IHIT is asking any witnesses or anyone traveling in the 21800-block of 122 Avenue or the area of Dewdney Trunk Road and Acadia Street, Maple Ridge between 8:00 p.m. March 3 and 8:00 a.m. March 4 with dash cameras, 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 (IHIT)
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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