Ian Holliday, CTV Information Vancouver
Revealed Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:52PM PDT
Final Up to date Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:38PM PDT
VANCOUVER – Murder investigators have launched the identify of the person discovered lifeless close to Cultus Lake Friday morning.
The Built-in Murder Investigation Staff confirmed Saturday that police consider 26-year-old Jordan Smyth met with “foul play.”
Smyth’s physique was discovered within the early hours of Nov. 1 close to Sleepy Hole Highway within the Cultus Lake space, and Chilliwack RCMP referred to as the dying “suspicious.” IHIT has now taken management of the investigation.
IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Frank Jang informed reporters investigators are looking out the encircling space close to the place Smyth’s physique was discovered, and are interesting to the general public for extra details about his dying.
“We admit ourselves that that specific space of Cultus Lake is not a well-travelled space, however we’re hoping – seeing as Thursday night was Halloween night time – there maybe had been extra individuals than regular out and about,” he stated.
Sprint cam video, specifically, could be useful, Jang stated. He famous that Smyth was carrying a black, zippered hoodie, gray sweatpants and light-coloured trainers when he died.
Anybody who might present such footage or who was within the space Thursday night time or early Friday morning is requested to name IHIT’s info line at 877-551-4448. Ideas can be supplied anonymously by Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Jang stated Smyth’s physique was discovered with “accidents per foul play,” however he declined to explain the character of these accidents. Requested particularly whether or not the sufferer was shot, he stated he could not remark.
“Mr. Smyth did not simply fall on his personal,” Jang stated. “There was foul play concerned.”
He stated Smyth’s dying was seemingly a focused killing, although he stated it was too early within the investigation to say whether or not the murder was associated to ongoing gang battle within the Decrease Mainland.
Police consider Smyth had ties to Chilliwack, and they’re hopeful that individuals he knew there’ll have the ability to present info that helps set up a timeline and a motive for his killing, Jang stated.