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Surrey's latest murder victim identified

The man killed in a Kennedy Heights basement suite wouldn't have initiated a fight with anyone, a close friend says.

On Wednesday at about 10 p.m., 39-year-old Milton Reyes-Moraga was found suffering from stab wounds in a basement suite in the 9300-block of 132 Street.

His friend said Reyes-Moraga was a great guy who would never get into a hassle with anyone.

He believes Reyes-Moraga was at the suspected killer's suite having a few beers when things went wrong.

"He was an amazing guy," his friend, who didn't want to be named, said. "He didn't start fights or anything like that. For him to get stabbed like that is ridiculous."

The victim was "caring, smart, a little bit stubborn, but he wasn't a fighter."

His friend said the news of his death "surprised everyone" because of his easygoing attitude.

Police are still trying to determine what occurred in the basement suite on Wednesday night.

"In the early stages of the investigation this appears to have been a fight turned deadly," said Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) Sgt. Adam MacIntosh.  "IHIT is working with the Surrey RCMP to determine the circumstances leading up to the homicide."

There are currently no charges laid in this investigation and the 39-year-old male who was in police custody in relation to the case has been released.

Aman Sidhu lives upstairs in the Kennedy Heights home and rented the downstairs suite to the 29-year-old suspect. He said he always paid rent on time and Sidhu experienced no trouble with the tenant or his guests.

To his recollection, the police have never visited the home.

On Wednesday, Sidhu was out for the evening and came home to find the police surrounding his home.

IHIT is asking anyone who has information regarding this homicide to call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. If you wish 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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