Thursday’s murder victim in Burnaby was Elmer Libertino

libertino 2LibertinoTHE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is seeking the public’s help to solve the murder of Burnaby’s Elmer Libertino, 33, whose body was found just before 3 a.m. on Thursday (April 16) in the eastbound lane of Moscrop Street near Smith Avenue in Burnaby.

IHIT investigators have determined what they believe were his actions just prior to his death and are now reaching out to the public in an effort to gain information about what may have happened him.

“We believe Mr. Libertino travelled from Surrey in the early hours of the morning by public transit to the area of Kingsway and Boundary in Burnaby between 2 and 3 a.m. on April 16,” says Sgt. Stephanie Ashton.

“There may have been quite a few people on foot in the area of Moscrop and Smith around this time and we are asking those people to come forward to tell us if they saw anything including Mr. Libertino in the area.

“Finally, we believe that on the night of April 15, people engaging in an online geo-tagging game called Ingress were seeking a cache at the corner of Smith and Moscrop and we seek the help of anyone in the Ingress gaming community who may have been in the area around the time of Mr. Libertino’s death.

“Elmer Libertino has no criminal record, he has had no contact with police, and he has left behind a grieving family who want answers about what happened to their loved one.  We ask that if you know something you contact IHIT and share what you know.”

IHIT is asking anyone who may have information to call the IHIT tip line by calling 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at