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IHIT investigating suspicious death in Port Coquitlam

Last Updated Feb 12, 2017 at 9:33 am PDT

(Courtesy: IHIT)

PORT COQUITLAM (NEWS1130) – The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is looking into a suspicious death in Port Coquitlam this morning.

Police have been on scene on the Traboulay PoCo Trail overnight after a body was found.

At this point, it is unknown if this is a random attack.

We should be getting more details tomorrow.

When police arrived, a victim was found near the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.

The victim sustained injuries consistent with foul play, and despite the treatment provided he died.

IHIT is working closely with the Coquitlam RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.

The identity of the victim is unknown, and an autopsy will have to happen to determine a cause of death.

Cpl. Meghan FOSTER of IHIT says, “The priority of the investigation is to identify the victim, at which point investigators will then notify and support the family. Anyone who has information about this man’s death, or anyone who used the trail last night is asked to contact police.”

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. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).