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UPDATE: Victim of Abbotsford homicide named

Police have released the name of the victim of Abbotsford's latest homicide.

Nirmal Bains, 80, was found dead by a family member on Saturday at about 10:30 a.m. in an outbuilding on a large rural property in the 31700 block of Huntingdon Road.

BC Ambulance Service and Abbotsford Police attended. Patrol division officers examined the scene and determined further investigation was needed by major crime detectives and the forensic identification unit.

They determined that the death was suspicious, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in.

IHIT spokesperson Jennifer Pound said Wednesday morning that an autopsy completed on Monday determined Bains had sustained injuries consistent with a homicide.

“It is a true tragedy to see a dedicated family man live a full life into his 80s only to have his life so brutally taken from him," Pound said.

The cause of Bains' death has not been released.

Meanwhile, investigators are asking that anyone with information call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or, if they wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is Abbotsford's third homicide of the year. Ryan Saint Ange, 21, was found dead in his residence on 56 Avenue on Jan. 13, and Jimmy Chau, 31, of Edmonton was found in a field on Farmer Road on Feb. 18.

Watch abbynews.com for updates.

 

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