Joseph Vincent Morrissey, of Vancouver, was found dead on a Burnaby street on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (IHIT)

Homicide team investigating after man, 51, found dead on Burnaby street

Joseph Vincent Morrissey, of Vancouver, was found dead

Homicide detectives are investigating after a 51-year-old man was found dead on a Burnaby street Monday morning.

RCMP were called to the 6700-block of 4 Street at 7:20 a.m. after a man was found dead in the middle of the road.

Homicide detectives said he has been identified as Joseph Vincent Morrissey, of Vancouver, and they don’t believe his death was random.

“We are appealing to those who knew Mr. Morrissey to help us answer the key questions of who was he meeting with and what he was doing prior to his death,” said Sgt. Frank Yang.

Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of of Lakefield Drive and 4 Street or has dash camera footage between the hours of 4 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. to contact police at 1-877-551- 4448 or ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, or if they wish to remain anonymous, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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