Man who died not a victim of foul play: RCMP

Surrey RCMP have shut down part of King George Boulevard between 128 Avenue and Bridgeview Drive

Police respond to a body found in a minivan in North Surrey.

Police and the B.C. Coroners Service now say a body found in a minivan in North Surrey this week was not a victim of foul play.

Rick, a homeless man working on a temporary basis at Discount Motors in North Surrey, said he heard two shots at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

About two hours later, an employee came in and said there was a man slumped over the driver’s side of a minivan.

Rick went to check it out and saw a Caucasian man in his 60s with extensive facial wounds.

He saw no gun or bullet casings at the scene.

As of late Wednesday, Surrey RCMP say they do not suspect foul play.

The BC Coroners Service now has conduct of the matter and will be continuing their investigation into the cause of the sudden death,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said in a release.

Mounties also say there is no evidence there were gunshots.

“Based on initial observations it is not clear what the cause of death is and there is no apparent risk to the public,” Schumann said.

One witness said the van had been parked there when he drove by at 9 a.m.

Surrey RCMP shut down part of King George Boulevard between 128 and 132 Streets for most of the afternoon on Wednesday.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Police to work with integrated teams during transition from RCMP

Terry Waterhouse says new police force will ‘collaborate’ with RCMP to maintain continuity of investigations

Solicitor General has ‘no illusions’ about acrimony over Surrey’s police transition

Farnworth wants report released to public ‘a week this coming Tuesday’

Dubai-based company buys Fraser Surrey Docks

Company also has ports and terminals in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert

OUR VIEW: Surrey politicians’ absence speaks volumes

Nobody wants their input to be met with silence or indifference

Delta Hockey Academy wins WHL U.S. Challenge Cup

Canadian youth teams dominated the inaugural tournament last weekend in Kent, Wash.

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask court about disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case

Pickton was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murders of six women

Ryan nets hat trick in return as Senators beat Canucks 5-2

Ottawa winger received assistance for admitted alcohol problem

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs meet with provincial, federal ministers

Neither party speaking on the groundwork laid for tomorrow’s talks

Speaker ‘will not tolerate illegal activity’ on B.C. legislature grounds, says chief of staff

Chief of staff to the B.C. speaker Alan Mullen says situation with demonstrators appears ‘fluid’

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

The MPs will look at how the technology affects the privacy, security and safety of children

Dates back to 2009: Calgary police lay charges in fraud involving semi-trucks

Three people from Calgary are facing charges that include fraud over $5,000

Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to pitch ideas at Dragons’ Den auditions

Abbotsford and Vancouver the only Lower Mainland try-out locations

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs optimistic ahead of talks with feds, province

Discussions with provincial and federal governments expected to start later today

Most Read