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 in the 8200-block of Granville Avenue, #RichmondBC after a man in late-fifties was found dead inside a business around 5:30pm this evening. His death was deemed suspicious. Not believed to be random. Investigators are fully engaged and working closely with @RichmondRCMP pic.twitter.com/D5VhQhklbJ
— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) October 19, 2019
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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