Richmond RCMP Investigating Discovery of a Body
6 Feb 2019
What began as a missing person investigation has culminated in the discovery of two suspicious locations, one in Richmond and another in Vancouver.
Earlier this morning, Richmond RCMP sought the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department in locating a missing person by checking an apartment located near Boundary Road and Kingsway. The apartment was uninhabited but showed signs of possible drug production.
Shortly after 3 a.m. on this date, Richmond RCMP discovered what is believed to be a clandestine drug laboratory at a residence in the 4600-block of Princeton Avenue. A deceased man was discovered inside. The man is believed to match the description of an individual reported as missing to Richmond RCMP on February 3, 2019.
There is no immediate threat to public safety at this time. Foul play is not suspected. Richmond RCMP have secured the location in order to execute a search warrant on the property.
The RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team (CLEAR) and the BC Coroner’s Service are assisting officers from the Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit.
If anyone has any information on this investigation, please contact Richmond RCMP Crime Unit at 604-278-1212 and quote file# 2019-4387.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Corporal Dennis Hwang
Media Relations Officer
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