Homicide investigators seeking tips in Surrey case

Police have posted a video at www.homicideteam.ca in which Vimal Chand's sister appeals for tips.

Surrey homicide victim Vimal Chand

SURREY — Police have issued another public appeal for witnesses to come forward in the February 2013 homicide of Whalley resident Vimal Chand, 29.

“Mr. Chand’s family is hoping for answers to ease their suffering at the loss of their son and brother,” said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton, spokeswoman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Ashton said Chand was last seen by his family at about 6 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2013, when he said he was going to the store to buy some smokes. His father reported him missing the next day.

His body was found three days later inside the family car, a grey 2000 Toyota Corolla with B.C. license plate number 948 FTP, that had been parked across the street from Hyland elementary school in Newton, at 66th Avenue and 140th Street, for four days.

Investigators have produced an online video, at www.homicideteam.ca, in which Chand’s sister Karishma appeals for anyone with information to contact police.

“Vimal was like the glue that held our family together,” she said.

Police ask people with information to contact the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team’s tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448).

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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