IHIT called to investigate a suspicious death in Coquitlam


2020-03-10 09:41 PDT

File # 2020-6584

On March 10, 2020, just after 6:15 a.m., Coquitlam RCMP was called to assist the Coquitlam Fire Department with a small but suspicious fire in the 4000 block of Quarry Road in Minnekhada Regional Park. When police arrived, they found evidence of a suspicious death. An adult woman was arrested at scene and is being held in custody.

The area surrounding the investigation will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called and will be working in partnership with the Coquitlam RCMP.

Police are currently in the evidence gathering phase so no further information will be provided at this time. The BC Coroners Service is conducting a concurrent fact-finding investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means the deceased came to their death, and will also not be releasing any more information at the present time. Further details and media availability will be handled by the IHIT Media Relations Officer.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call 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).

Released by

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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