Two arrested in Maple Ridge homicide investigation

Ridge Meadows, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-05-13 08:42 PDT

File # 2023-321

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has arrested a man and a woman in relation to a March homicide in Maple Ridge. 

Background:

On March 4, 2023 at 7:30 a.m., the Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a call after a deceased male was located in the 21800-block of 122 Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC. Officers and British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) attended the location and found the 55-year-old man, later identified as Surinderjit Jack Singh of Maple Ridge, who was confirmed to be deceased. In consultation with the BC Coroners Service, Singh’s death was deemed suspicious and as a result, IHIT took conduct of the investigation. IHIT continued to work in partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).

 Photo of Jack Singh

(Photo of Singh)

On May 12, 2023, 33-year old Kimberley Buitenweg and 44-year old Joseph McWilliams, both of Maple Ridge were arrested in relation to the homicide. Charges of murder in the second degree have now been laid against both Buitenweg and McWilliams.

 Photo of Buitenweg

(Photo of Buitenweg)

Photo of McWilliams

(Photo of McWilliams)

We are asking that anyone who had recent contact with either Buitenweg or McWilliams, please contact IHIT immediately as we continue to investigate, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. This was a complex investigation and we’re thankful for the hard work and dedication of the Ridge Meadows RCMP.

IHIT is asking anyone with recent contact with Buitenweg or McWilliams, 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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