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Police looking for clues in Richmond murder

Homicide investigators used a metal detector Tuesday morning as they searched for clues after a man’s body was found in the driveway of a house at 8431 Steveston Hwy. on Monday, Jan. 13. - Martin van den Hemel
Homicide investigators used a metal detector Tuesday morning as they searched for clues after a man’s body was found in the driveway of a house at 8431 Steveston Hwy. on Monday, Jan. 13.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel

Homicide investigators were called in Monday afternoon after a injured man found in the driveway of a house at 8431 Steveston Hwy. ended up dying of his injuries despite efforts by emergency crews to save him.

Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Mounties responded to the home along with B.C. Ambulance and Richmond Fire-Rescue following a 911 call.

Despite their life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His injuries were consistent with him being the victim of a homicide, MacIntosh said. But police weren’t saying how the man died.

“We remain in the early stages of the investigation and IHIT is working with investigators from the Richmond RCMP to piece together the circumstances surrounding this homicide,” he said.

Neighbours who were home at the time of the incident didn’t hear anything suspicious, but were shocked to hear about what happened.

Steveston Highway was closed to traffic while investigators canvassed the area, trying to determine what transpired.

Investigators are looking for anybody who may have been in the area of Steveston Highway, between No. 3 and No. 4 Road, between 3 and 4 p.m. on Monday to call them at 1-877-551-4448 or e-mail iHitTipLine@rcmp-grc.gc.ca Those wishing to remain anonymous can call 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip at solvecrime.ca

The house in question had been put up for sale within the last year, but still hasn’t been sold, according to BC Assessment records.

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