IHIT identifies 58-year-old Richmond notary public as victim of "suspicious death"

Oct 20 2019, 4:23 pm

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified a 58-year-old notary public as the victim of a suspicious death that took place on Friday.

According to IHIT, Stephen Chong was found dead inside his business in the 8200-block of Granville Avenue in Richmond, at approximately  5:30 pm on October 18.

Richmond RCMP assessed the scene and IHIT was called in as the circumstances surrounding Chong’s death were believed to be suspicious.

IHIT is working to advance the investigation and is prioritizing conducting a complete neighbourhood canvass for witnesses and gathering video surveillance footage. 

“Mr. Stephen Chong was a notary public in the Richmond community with no record of criminality,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT in a statement. “Our investigators are working hard to determine motive.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected]

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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