THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) on Monday identified last week’s homicide victim in Maple Ridge as 55-year old Surinderjit Singh of Maple Ridge in hopes of furthering their investigation.
Singh’s death is not believed to be related to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict, police said.
On Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 a.m., the Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a call after a deceased male was located in the 21800-block of 122 Avenue in Maple Ridge. Officers and British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) attended the location and found the 55-year-old man who was confirmed to be deceased.
In consultation with the BC Coroners Service, the victim’s death was deemed suspicious and as a result, IHIT was consulted and subsequently took conduct of the investigation.
A light grey Hyundai Elantra was located in the area of Dewdney Trunk Road and Acadia Street, which is believed to be related to this incident. IHIT said it continues to work closely in partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).
Initial evidence suggests that Singh arrived at the location at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3.
“We are still in the early stages of the investigation,” said IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti. “We are asking anyone who had contact with Mr. Singh on March 3, to contact IHIT as we continue to build a timeline of events.”
IHIT is asking any witnesses or anyone traveling in the 21800-block of 122 Avenue or the area of Dewdney Trunk Road and Acadia Street, Maple Ridge, between 8 p.m. on March 3 and 8 a.m. on March 4 with dash cameras, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com.