ON Sunday (August 20), just after 5 a.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a report of an altercation in the 6900-block of 127A Street. When police arrived, they found a deceased male victim in a back alleyway, who had suffered injuries consistent with homicide. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has since taken conduct of the investigation.
The victim has been identified as 19 year old Tanner Krupa of Edmonton, Alberta.
IHIT is working closely with the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and the BC Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.
“The investigation is in its early stages and it is unknown if the incident was targeted,” says IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang.
CBC reported that this past weekend, friends and family were desperately searching for Krupa and sharing a Facebook post from his sister. The post suggested he was in Surrey working for an oil and gas company.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.