Burnaby homicide victim identified

THE young male found on a pathway near the Lougheed SkyTrain Station in Burnaby on February 6 has been identified as 21-year-old Marvin Benitez of Burnaby. Although a motive is yet to be confirmed this occurrence is not being considered a random incident and does not appear gang-related. The cause of death, injuries and if there is any suspect information is not being released at this time, said the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

“IHIT continues to work with investigators from the Burnaby RCMP to piece together the story of what occurred on Thursday evening,” says Sgt. Adam MacIntosh.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide are asked to call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca.