RCMP are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered in the area of 208 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road on Thursday, June 11, 2020 (file)

RCMP are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered in the area of 208 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road on Thursday, June 11, 2020 (file)

RCMP investigating death of man in Maple Ridge

Not a homicide case, police said

RCMP are investigating the death of a man, whose body was discovered in the area of 208 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road last Thursday, June 11.

According to one person who contacted the newspaper about the death, the man was found behind a local restaurant.

He described the victim as someone who “doesn’t have any enemies.”

Mounties offered few details, but Const. Julie Klaussner was able to confirm for the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News that the case was not currently being investigated by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), the regional police task force that handles homicides, suspicious deaths, and high-risk missing persons cases where foul play is suspected.

“BC Coroner’s service has been engaged to determine cause of death,” Klaussner said, noting the investigation is ongoing and that local police were awaiting coroner’s results.

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