Missing man found dead inside suspected Richmond drug lab

Feb 7 2019, 7:14 am

Police in Richmond are investigating after the body of a man believed to be connected to a missing persons case in Vancouver was found in a suspected Richmond drug lab.

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“What began as a missing person investigation has culminated in the discovery of two suspicious locations,” police said.

The investigation began earlier this morning, when Richmond RCMP sought help from the Vancouver Police Department in finding a person who had been reported missing.

As part of their efforts, VPD officers searched an apartment located near Boundary Road and Kingsway. The apartment was uninhabited but showed signs of possible drug production.

Then, shortly after 3 am, Richmond RCMP discovered what they believed to be a  clandestine drug laboratory at a residence in the 4600-block of Princeton Avenue.

Inside the residence, they found a deceased man who matched the description of an individual reported as missing to Richmond RCMP on February 3.

Richmond RCMP have now cordoned off the residence in order to execute a search warrant on the property, and said there is no immediate threat to public safety at this time.

“Foul play is not suspected,” they added.

Police are now asking anyone who may have information on the case to contact them at 604-278-1212 and quote file# 2019-4387.

Those who would like to leave an anonymous tip can do so, by contacting Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leaving a tip online.

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