IHIT Investigating Suspicious Death in Coquitlam

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Coquitlam: On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, just before 5:30 pm, the Coquitlam RCMP was called to the 1900 block of Brunette Avenue after receiving a report of an altercation.

The altercation diffused quickly however, approximately¬†one hour following the altercation, a second 911 call was received as one of the males involved went into medical distress. The British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) attended, and despite all attempts to revive the 58 year old male, he was pronounced deceased. Investigators are attempting to notify family, therefore the victim’s name will not be released.

The second male, age 31, involved in the altercation was arrested, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken conduct.

The arrested male has since been released and investigators are liaising with Crown Counsel on an ongoing basis. Evidence thus far does not support Charges at this time.

An autopsy is required to confirm the cause of death, and determine if foul play is a contributing factor.