News

IHIT confirms identity of man found dead in Abbotsford field

Abbotsford Police conduct a search of the area of Farmer Road where a body was found on Sunday morning. - John Morrow
Abbotsford Police conduct a search of the area of Farmer Road where a body was found on Sunday morning.
— image credit: John Morrow

The body found in a field on Farmer Road in Abbotsford on Sunday morning has been identified as 31-year-old Jimmy Chau of Edmonton, Alta.

Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said in a release that Chau is known to police. His murder appears to be a "targeted and gang-related homicide," she added.

"An autopsy has been completed and although the cause of death will not be released, I can tell you the injuries are consistent with a homicide," she said.

Pound said IHIT cannot confirm, at this time, how long Chau had been in the province, whether he had a criminal record and what gang affiliations he might have had.

IHIT investigators are asking for anyone with information to come forward by calling the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or emailing ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. They can also call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca

 

 

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. Muslim Association speaks out on gunman
 
Poll finds Lower Mainland voters ready to shake up city halls
 
BC Hydro rates going up 28% over five years
Chilliwack MP describes Ottawa shooting
 
A short getaway
 
Election 2014: Gayle Martin seeking re-election to Langley City council
Do you know this woman? She may have witnessed robbery
 
Election issues: Traffic congestion
 
A place for Hadiya girls to belong

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.