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Unclear if suspicious death in Richmond targeted or random: IHIT

Last Updated Sep 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm PDT

(Courtesy IHIT)

IHIT has identified the man whose body was found in a Richmond home Thursday as 37-year-old Michael Thompson

Investigators say it's unclear if Michael Thompson's death was targeted or random, but add he was known to police

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) – Investigators are still trying to figure out who may be responsible for the death of a 37-year-old man in Richmond.

Michael Thompson’s body was found in an abandoned home located around Garden City Road and Odlin Road just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Thompson’s death was deemed suspicious, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in.

“The investigation is in its early stages and it is unknown if this incident was targeted,” IHIT’s Corporal Frank Jang says. “IHIT is releasing Mr. Thompson’s name to garner information from the community regarding his activities leading up to his death.”

(City News Vancouver)

The Richmond man was known to police, but it’s unclear what the circumstances around his death are.

Homicide investigators say an autopsy is goin gto be done to determine the cause of detah.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call IHIT at 1.877.551.IHIT or email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

You can also get in touch with Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS.