City’s fifth homicide of 2014 a mystery to police

SURREY – Police are investigating Surrey’s fifth homicide of the year but so far have revealed very little information.

Late Monday afternoon, Surrey Mounties located a man injured in the 13200-block of 108th Avenue in Whalley.

“The victim was found in a public area, in front of one of the buildings near the roadway,” said Sgt, Bari Emam, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

IHIT took conduct of the case after the man died.

“We are attempting to ascertain the circumstances which led to this person’s death,” Sgt. Bari Emam said. “At this time very little is known to us.”

As of Tuesday, police had not yet released the victim’s name.

“We are still in the process of completing the notification of next of kin, so the name will likely not be released for another day,” Emam said Tuesday.

Meantime, police are still searching for Barry McQuarrie in connection with Surrey’s third homicide of this year.

Quesnelle, 32, was shot dead inside a townhouse at Rodeo Park Place in Cloverdale on May 12.

McQuarrie, 33, has not been charged in the killing but police want to speak with him.

“If located, please do not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous,” said Cpl. Adam MacIntosh, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

In an unrelated case, Milton Reyes-Moraga, 39, was stabbed to death inside a

Whalley basement suite less than two days after the Quesnelle shooting.

On Jan. 21, the body of Tarsem Dhaliwal, 36, of Surrey was found inside a vehicle parked in the 18900-block of 92nd Avenue in Port Kells.

Police ask anyone with information in any of these cases to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448.

On May 1, Kathleen Maximuik, 61, killed her mother Anne Shouchuk, 83, in Whalley and then took her own life.

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