THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) on Thursday identified the victim of the February 10 stabbing in the area of 228 Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam as 66-year-old Terry Miller of Coquitlam to further their investigation.
On February 10, Coquitlam RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing and found a man suffering from stab wounds. The victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. On February 22, the victim succumbed to his injuries. IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation.
IHIT said that there was a second victim who was also stabbed, but is recovering. Both victims are known to each other. At this time, homicide investigators believe the stabbing was targeted and not random. This incident is not connected to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.
IHIT is working in partnership with Coquitlam RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service. Witnesses are being re-interviewed, a forensic analysis of items recovered at the crime scene and video analysis is being conducted. Homicide investigators are asking for witnesses who were in the area of 228 Schoolhouse Street on February 10 at around 8 p.m. to come forward. If anyone has any dash-cam footage around the crime scene including the area of Brunette and Lougheed around 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on February 10, they are being asked to call IHIT.
“A timeline of events is being constructed,” said IHIT Sgt. David Lee. “We are seeking witnesses to the event and persons who knew of Mr. Miller’s activities.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com.