Body located in Surrey results in IHIT deployment

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-05-12 18:40 PDT

File # 2023-691

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

Background:

On May 10, 2023 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a call after a deceased male was located in the 13000-block of 103a Avenue, Surrey, BC. Officers attended the location and found the adult male 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 took conduct of the investigation. IHIT continues to work closely in partnership with the Surrey RCMP Detachment, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS). 

IHIT investigators have now identified the victim as 49-year old Shawn Clarke, from Surrey. Mr. Clarke had been reported missing to the Surrey RCMP on May 1, 2023, after having last been seen in Surrey on April 18, 2023. 

We are still in the early stages of our investigation. We’ll we working with the Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit and their Missing Person Unit to advance what’s now become a homicide investigation, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. From the information we have gathered so far, this does not appear to be connected to the BC Gang Conflict.

IHIT is asking anyone with information 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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