LAKHWINDER Singh Bal, 48, of Surrey is the latest homicide victim and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking public assistance to further its investigation.
Bal was known to police and investigators believe his murder was not a random act.
On Sunday (August 19), at approximately 9 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a report of a fight by the McDonald’s restaurant near 129th Street and 96th Avenue. When emergency services arrived, they found an unresponsive man lying in the parking lot. The victim was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries. IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.
IHIT said it is working closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.
IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said: “We need those who knew Mr. Bal to come forward and assist our investigators piece together a time line of his activities leading up to his death.”
IHIT says that it wants to know about the verbal altercation between the victim and his attacker
Police are focusing on an earlier verbal disagreement between the victim and his alleged attacker as it may reveal the motive behind the murder.
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, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).