IHIT investigating stabbing death in Whistler

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the death of a man in Whistler.

On Saturday, August 14, at around 2:09 a.m., the Sea-to-Sky RCMP responded to the Whistler Medical Clinic after a male had attended suffering from a stabbing. Police learned the 26-year-old victim had died as a result of his injuries. Through the assistance of witnesses, a crime scene was identified in the 4100-block of Village Green, Whistler, which was immediately secured.

IHIT has conduct of the investigation and is working closely with the Sea-to-Sky RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

The victim, who has been identified, was not known to police and is not believed to be associated to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident in what is normally a peaceful resort community. There is no known risk to the public. Investigators believe there may have been witnesses in the area who have information, including cellphone videos and pictures, as well as dashcam footage,” said IHIT Cpl. Timothy Pierotti.  “Anyone who was in the area of Whistler Green between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. is asked to contact IHIT immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.