More details have been revealed after a body was found in Chilliwack on Friday.
Around 7 a.m. on November 1, a man’s body was discovered in an open area near Sleepy Hollow Road in the Cultus Lake area of Chilliwack.
According to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), first responders found injuries on his body suggesting foul play.
The investigation at the scene, including a search of the surrounding areas for physical evidence, continued on November 2.
On November 2, IHIT identified the victim as 26-year-old Jordan Smyth. He was wearing a black zippered hoodie, grey sweat pants, and light-coloured running shoes.
“Mr. Jordan Smyth was known to police and we believe he was targeted for murder,” says IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang stated in a news release. “There are many aspects of this investigation that still remain a mystery including the motive behind the homicide.”
Any drivers with dashcam video in the Cultus Lake area on Halloween night or anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448, or contact IHIT by email. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This discovery of an apparent murder victim in Chilliwack follows another homicide victim found in the Fraser Valley over a week prior.
Around 12:30 a.m. on October 22, 27-year-old Keith Baldwin was found in the 46200 block of Yale Road in Chilliwack suffering from a serious gunshot wound.
Although he was taken to hospital and placed on life support, he later died from his injury.
IHIT stated in a news release that Baldwin was known to police and that it appeared to be a targeted shooting.
Anyone with information about this incident or who can help establish the timeline of events leading up to his death is asked to contact IHIT or Crime Stoppers.