Surrey enforcer found dead in basement suite in suspected homicide

SURREY — On Friday, Larry Robert Mizen was convicted of uttering threats in Surrey Provincial Court and sentenced to a day in jail.

On Sunday night, he was found dead in a Surrey basement suite — the victim of an apparent murder.

Mizen, a long-time street-level enforcer with more than a dozen convictions, was found in the residence in the 11000-block of 136 Street Sunday just after 8:30 p.m.

Theft, extortion, assault, threatening, assault with a weapon, disobeying court orders, attempt to obstruct justice — Mizen, 55, was convicted of all of them.

In one 2003 extortion, the victim was told his finger would be cut off unless he could pay a $70 drug debt.

On his Facebook page Sunday, hours before he died, Mizen posted a photo of himself wearing a black bandana over his face.

In several other online photos he flexed his muscles and looked intimidating. Many of his friends commented on how frightening he appeared.

Now the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating Mizen’s death.

IHIT’s Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound said an autopsy will be required to confirm Mizen’s cause of death.

IHIT was processing the crime scene throughout the day Monday with the assistance of the Integrated Forensics Identification Section, she said.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448."

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