THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its ongoing investigation into the January 11 homicide in Maple Ridge.
The body of 24-year-old Edi Bogere-Nyigwo was found in a vacant forested property in the 24500-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. His death is being investigated as a homicide. Bogere-Nyigwo was last seen leaving his Coquitlam home at 7 p.m. on December 27, 2019.
Investigators are working to determine motive and are calling on those who knew Bogere-Nyigwo to come forward. There are no indications, so far, to suggest this incident is linked to any gang conflict.
“We don’t believe Edi’s death was random,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “We believe there are still those with important information who have yet to speak with us. Edi was a talented soccer player and a member of Coquitlam’s Sparta SC U-18 squad that won the Canadian National Championship. His friends describe him as someone who avoided trouble and many are wondering why anyone would harm him.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).