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Police investigate Burnaby murder

Police are investigating the murder of a young man not far from Lougheed Town Centre on Thursday evening. - Shane Mackichan/Contributed
Police are investigating the murder of a young man not far from Lougheed Town Centre on Thursday evening.
— image credit: Shane Mackichan/Contributed

Police are investigating the death of a young man near Lougheed Highway and Austin Road on Thursday night as a homicide.

Burnaby RCMP responded to a call at about 7:30 p.m. to assist a man in cardiac arrest in the area, and first responders located a male on a pathway that was being assisted by a passerby.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival.

Burnaby RCMP secured the crime scene and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to take over the investigation.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are working to establish what happened on this well-travelled path.” said RCMP Cpl. Dominic Duchesneau of IHIT.

IHIT is asking anyone who may have information about this homicide to call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. To remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca.

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