Body located in Pitt Meadows results in IHIT deployment

Ridge Meadows, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-04-19 10:38 PDT

File # 2023-549

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) have been deployed to Pitt Meadows after the body of a deceased man was located. 

Background:

On April 17, 2023, the Ridge Meadows RCMP were advised by a community partner, that a 31-year old, unhoused man from Maple Ridge had not been seen for several days. As this was deemed uncharacteristic, the Ridge Meadows RCMP, who knew the individual, made proactive patrols in an attempt to locate him. Sadly, at approximately 12 p.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP members found the man deceased in the 19800-block of Lougheed Highway, in Pitt Meadows. Injuries observed by the members lead them to believe the man was the victim of a homicide. IHIT took conduct of the investigation and continue to work closely in partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS). 

IHIT is identifying the victim as 31-year old Randy Semotiuk of Maple Ridge, in hopes of advancing their investigation. 

Photo of Randy Semotiuk

(Photo of Randy Semotiuk)

We are at the onset of this investigation, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. Investigators will remain in the area canvassing for witnesses and collecting evidence throughout the week, as we work to build a timeline of events that led to Mr. Semotiuk’s untimely death.

IHIT is asking anyone with information who has yet to speak with police, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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