43-year-old woman and 14-year-old girl found deceased in Richmond residence

ON Monday, February 20, Richmond RCMP responded to a report of a deceased female in a residence in the 6500-block of Barnard Drive. Frontline 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 continues 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,” said IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti. “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.


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