Surrey homicide victim Carlos Palafox. (IHIT photo)

Surrey homicide victim Carlos Palafox. (IHIT photo)

Second-degree murder charge laid in Carlos Palafox homicide in Surrey

Invinceable Green, 35, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 1

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says Invinceable Green, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder in June 4 homicide of Carlos Palafox, whose body was found in a wooded area in Whalley.

Sergeant Frank Jang, a spokesman for IHIT, noted that on June 4, 2020 at about 8:15 p.m., Palafox’s body was found in a wooded area known as “The Sanctuary,” located off King George Boulevard and 128 Street.

“Palafox was new to the Surrey area and had come to find a place to stay,” Jang noted. “He had only limited contact with the community in this area. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and has been diligently gathering evidence for the past six months.

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Invinceable Green. (IHIT photo)

Green was arrested on Dec. 16. “It is believed the two men had only briefly met before the homicide and that it was not a random incident,” Jang said. “We are specifically appealing for information about Invinceable Green, who is also known in this community as ‘Vince.’ We believe there are people within this community that have information about this homicide.”

Police ask anyone with information to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), contact investigators by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Since IHIT took over investigating homicides from the Surrey RCMP’s serious crimes section in June 2003 it has to date cleared 139 of the total 238 homicide cases it has investigated in Surrey.

These cases, Jang told the Now-Leader, “have been cleared by charge, recommended charge, or cleared otherwise.“

That is a clearance rate of 58 per cent.

So far Surrey has had 10 homicides in 2020. In 2019, there were 20 and in 2018, there were 15. The most homicides Surrey recorded in any given year was 25 in 2013, breaking the previous record of 21 in 2005.



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