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RCMP offer $55,000 reward in search for accused murderer Brandon Teixeira

Last Updated Apr 17, 2019 at 10:13 am PST

Brandon Nathan Teixeira is wanted in connection with murder. (IHIT photo)
Summary

He was charged with first-degree murder almost seven months ago

The case is ready to go to trial - they just need Teixeira

SURREY – Police have announced a new strategy in the search for a wanted man.

Brandon Teixeira was 27 years old when he was charged with first-degree murder almost seven months ago. He’s accused of first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Nicholas Khabra in Surrey on Oct. 23, 2017.

Police believe he remains on the run.

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The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced a new tactic Wednesday at the team’s headquarters in Surrey. They’re now offering a reward of $55,000 for information leading to Texeira’s arrest, which will be available for six months.

Police say they are not looking for new witnesses. The case is ready to go to trial – they just need Teixeira.

A woman with Khabra was injured in the Oct, 2017 attack.

Cpl. Frank Jang has described Teixeira as extremely violent, with several distinctive tattoos, including a sleeve tattoo on his left arm, but has also said he is likely “hunkered down,” evading police, and may have altered his appearance.

Police also warned Teixeira may be in the Calgary-area.