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Here’s the latest crime news from around B.C. on April 23, 2024:

Police seek public tips on suspicious death in Port Coquitlam

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Coquitlam RCMP is asking the public to come forward with any information that can help in the investigation of what police call a suspicious death.

The body of a woman was found at a home on Burns Road near Dominion Avenue on April 16. On Tuesday, police confirmed that the victim was a woman in her late-20s.

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Investigators have been at the home ever since.

Police say the death is an “isolated incident, not connected to any gang-related conflict.” They maintain there is no risk to the public.

“Until the circumstances that led to the woman’s death can be confirmed, Coquitlam GIS (general investigative services) will continue to lead the investigation while liaising with IHIT,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alexa Hodgins.

“Investigators believe that there are people who may have critical information about this suspicious death and are asking those individuals to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.”

Surrey police seek witnesses to pedestrian hit and run

Police in Surrey are asking the suspect driver in a hit-and-run to come forward.

On Sunday, a man was hit by a passing vehicle in the 19100 block of 74 Avenue.

“The man was treated at scene for non life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for further assessment,” according to a police statement.

The vehicle is described as a grey two-door pickup truck with a black box liner, and silver wheels with seven spokes. The vehicle is likely to have damage to the front passenger’s side.

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Police are seeking the driver of this truck in connection to a hit and run that took place in Surrey on April 21, 2024.

“Thankfully the pedestrian was not seriously injured as a result of the collision,” said Cpl. James Mason.

“Police are urging the driver involved in the collision to do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run or who may have witnessed it is asked to contact police at 604-599-0502 and quote file number 2024-55986.

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