UPDATE: May 18 — The man found dead on a dirt road in Richmond on Thursday has been identified as Gregory Joseph Scuby, who was “well known to police,” said the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in after a body was found in Richmond on Thursday morning.
RCMP were alerted after 11 a.m. when a passer-by stumbled upon the grisly scene on a dirt road in the 16000 block of Dyke Road.
IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang wasn’t able to say much about the victim at a press conference Thursday night because the man’s family hadn’t yet been made aware of his death.
“IHIT has identified the victim, we’re not releasing the name of the victim out of respect for the family,” he said.
“But I can tell you that our investigators believe that this will further the investigation by releasing the name and we will do so sometime soon.”
#IHIT has been deployed to #RichmondBC this evening. At 11am this morning, a deceased man was found in the 16000-block of Dyke RD. #IHIT is working w/ @RichmondRCMP to canvass the area. Media availability w/ Cpl Frank Jang later tonight. Time/location to be announced soon.
— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) May 18, 2018
Jang did say the victim was “very well-known” to local police in Richmond.
He says it’s too early to determine if this murder has any connection to recent violence in Metro Vancouver.
The most recent being a targeted shooting at a Langley gas station Tuesday night.
Jang says IHIT, as well as other investigators, are expected to remain on scene into Friday morning.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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