Arrest in Maple Ridge murder

29-year-old man turns himself in to police after warrant issued.

  • Feb. 17, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Members of the RCMP investigate a murder after a body was found inside a vehicle parked in a church parking lot at Haney Presbyterian Church

Members of the RCMP investigate a murder after a body was found inside a vehicle parked in a church parking lot at Haney Presbyterian Church

A 29-year-old Maple Ridge man has turned himself in to police and is now facing second degree murder charges.

Peter Bender, a 33-year-old Pitt Meadows father, was found dead in his car in a church parking lot off Lougheed Highway at 216th Street in Maple Ridge in December.

An arrest warrant was issued by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team for Randy Scott on Jan. 19.

He turned himself in on Feb. 16. He has been charged with second degree murder and is in police custody, said Cnst. Meghan Foster.

Scott was to appear in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court on Thursday.