Drug enforcer found dead in Whalley basement suite

WHALLEY – Surrey’s 14th homicide victim of the year was a street-level drug debt enforcer known for splitting his victims’ foreheads with a single punch.


Larry Mizen, 54, was killed in a basement suite in the 11000-block of 136th Street on Sunday night.


Police had not confirmed or denied by press time rumours that Mizen was stabbed and his neck had been broken.


"We won’t be speaking to his injuries," said Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokewoman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.


"Autopsy results will have to confirm." Police have yet to identify a suspect. Over the years Mizen had been before the courts on charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, theft, assault, unlawful confinement, extortion, assault with a weapon, robbery, assault causing bodily harm, possessing a weapon, disobeying court orders, possession of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.


Police ask anyone with information to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-977-551-4448, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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