Surrey RCMP officers responded to an assault in the area of 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday. The victim, who has since been identified as Wesley Dean Rideout, ran away before police arrived and could not be located.
Anyone with information is asked to call IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), email [email protected] or call CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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Nearly 12 hours later, Mounties say they were contacted by the BC Coroners Service and told Rideout had died in hospital. Its unclear how Rideout got there or why it took so long.
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In a statement issued Monday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Rideout was known to police and the assault was not random.
Neither the caller nor the victim would co-operate with police. The two ran off and could not be found.
We believe there are persons out there who knew of Mr. Rideouts activities on the night of his assault, Cpl. David Lee said in the release. We ask anyone with information, or video in the area of 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard, to contact IHIT immediately.
“We believe there are persons out there who knew of Mr. Rideout’s activities on the night of his assault,” said Cpl. David Lee of IHIT. “We ask anyone with information, or video in the area of 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard, to contact IHIT immediately.”
With the help of the RCMP and the corners service, IHIT is now examining the scene and canvassing the area for witnesses and surveillance video of the incident.
Anyone with information that could advance the investigation is asked to call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 (IHIT) or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Homicide investigators have been called in after a man died following an assault in Surrey this weekend.
Mounties were called to the scene of the attack on Sunday at about 2:45 a.m. but say the victim was unco-operative and ran away before officers arrived.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is looking into the incident. Officers have identified the victim as Wesley Dean Rideout and say the attack appears to be targeted.
RCMP were called at around 2:45 a.m. but they say neither the caller nor the victim of the assault were co-operative. Both fled before police arrived.
"We believe there are persons out there who knew of Mr. Rideout's activities on the night of his assault," Cpl. David Lee of IHIT said in a statement.
The assault happened near the area of 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard, and anyone with information is asked to call IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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