UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25
The Integrated Homicide Investigative Team confirmed Friday the two people found dead this week in a Seaton Avenue Coquitlam home were father and son.
Sgt. Frank Jang told Black Press Media the father was 40 years old and the son was eight years old.
“Autopsies have been completed and we’re not releasing cause of death,” Jang said in an email. “We’re still completing tasks, but not seeking further suspects.”
On Wednesday the team had stated on social media that one was the victim of a homicide and the circumstances of the other were still being examined.
UPDATE: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
The Integrated Homicide Investigative Team (IHIT) confirmed Wednesday that someone was killed in a Coquitlam residence.
The team stated on social media that two people who were known to each other were found dead in a home. One was the victim of a homicide and the circumstances of the other are still being examined.
RCMP earlier confirmed the investigation was taking place in the area of Seaton Avenue and Ducklow Street.
According to IHIT, there are no outstanding suspects.
#IHIT in Coquitlam, investigating two deceased in a home. One was victim of a homicide, circumstances of other still being examined. No outstanding suspects, and both deceased were known to each other. No media availability.
— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) October 23, 2019
ORIGINAL: 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
The team that investigates homicides in the Lower Mainland has been deployed in Coquitlam.
RCMP have confirmed that the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team (IHIT) was conducting an investigation Wednesday morning in the area of Seaton Avenue and Ducklow Street.
Cpl. Michael McLaughlin told Black Press Media there is no perceived risk to the public.
Since IHIT has primacy on the file, McLaughlin was not able to provide further comment.