Police probe homicide of 24 year old soccer player in Maple Ridge

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Edi Bogere-Nyigwo

Maple Ridge: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its ongoing investigation into a homicide in Maple Ridge.

On January 11, the body of 24-year-old Edi Bogere-Nyigwo was found in a vacant forested property in the 24500-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. His death is being investigated as a homicide. Bogere-Nyigwo was last seen leaving his Coquitlam home at 7 p.m. on December 27, 2019.

Investigators are working to determine motive and are calling on those who knew Bogere-Nyigwo to come forward. There are no indications, so far, to suggest this incident is linked to any gang conflict.

“We don’t believe Edi’s death was random,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We believe there are still those with important information who have yet to speak with us.  Edi was a talented soccer player and a member of Coquitlam’s Sparta SC U-18 squad that won the Canadian National Championship.  His friends describe him as someone who avoided trouble and many are wondering why anyone would harm him.”