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Homicide investigators called in after man found dead inside New Westminster home

Homicide investigators have been called in after a man was found dead inside a home in New Westminster on Sunday night.

Just after 9:30 p.m., officers from the New Westminster Police Department were called to a residence in the 1000 block of Quayside Drive for a well-being check, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said in a news release issued Monday.

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti with IHIT told CTV News the initial call came after the victim hadn’t been seen for a while.

“It was an associate of the victim who was concerned about their well-being, hadn’t heard from them, wanted police to go and just check in and make sure that they were doing OK,” he said.

Pierotti also said investigators are still working to if a crime has been committed.

“It’s certainly a suspicious death (and) that does fall within IHIT’s mandate, when there’s reason to think that criminality may have been involved,” he said. “But we’re still working to determine what did happen here, as such there’s nothing that leads us to think there’s any ongoing risk to the public.”

Pierotti added that investigators believe they know the identity of the victim, but are working to confirm and contact family members.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at Top Stories

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