Police identify Surrey homicide victim as Michael Donald Amy of Abbotsford

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Thursday identified the victim of last week’s homicide in Surrey as Michael Donald Amy, 34, of Abbotsford.

Amy’s body was found in a vehicle at about 9:50 a.m. on Friday, February 27 in the 9500 block of 139th Street of the City Centre area of Surrey. After an initial investigation it was determined the circumstances were suspicious at which point IHIT were called in.

The Province newspaper had reported earlier in the week that their police sources had told them that the victim was Mike Russell, the brother of Edward “Skeeter” Russell who announced it through social media.

Sgt. Stephanie Ashton said: “It is our belief at this time that this was not a random act.”

Police sources told The VOICE that though Abbotsford Police had had interaction with Amy, he was only convicted for mischief in relation to a 2011 case. There were as such no serious incidents.

IHIT is asking anyone who may have information to call the IHIT tipline by calling 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

If you wish to remain anonymous provide your anonymous tip information on the web at solvecrime.ca or by phone at 1-800-222-8477.