Homicide investigation launched after 38-year-old man from Surrey found dead in Burnaby

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      After a man was found dead in Burnaby under suspicious circumstances, homicide investigators are asking for the public’s help in determining the victim’s activities prior to his death.

      Burnaby RCMP received a report at 6 a.m. on August 12 about a deceased male in a commercial area near the 6200 block of Darnley Street.

      Officers arriving at the scene confirmed the location of a male body and, deeming the death to be suspicious, called in the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

      The B.C. Coroners Service will work with IHIT but will also conduct its own investigation at the same time.

      IHIT identified the victim as 38-year-old Kenneth Thomas Howe of Surrey.

      “Although Mr. Howe was not believed to be involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict, his death appears to have been targeted,” IHIT Cpl. Tim Pierotti stated in a news release.

      Investigators are attempting to establish a timeline of Howe’s activities leading up to his death, and are seeking any dashcam footage from Norland Avenue and Kensington Avenue north of Highway 1 in Burnaby between 10 p.m. on August 11 and 6 a.m. on August 12.

      IHIT stated that Howe was known to frequent North Surrey and was always with his dog, named Aurora.

      Anyone with information about Howe’s recent whereabouts is asked to contact IHIT by calling 1-877-551-4448 or sending an email.