Charge laid in murder of Stephanie Patterson

Coquitlam, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-08-17 13:41 PDT

File # 2023-1145

A man has now been charged in the murder of Stephanie Patterson. 


On August 15, 2023, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) were dispatched to Coquitlam after the body of 44-year old Stephanie Patterson was located in a rural area in Mission, BC. Patterson had been reported missing to the Coquitlam RCMP on August 12, 2023. The Coquitlam RCMP’s investigation lead to the arrest of 57-year old David Hall, of Coquitlam, in connection to the missing person investigation. On August 15, after further evidence was learned, Hall was arrested for the murder of Patterson. IHIT took conduct of the investigation and continue to work closely in partnership with the Coquitlam RCMP Detachment, the Mission RCMP Detachment, BC Coroners Service and the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section.

On the evening of August 16, 2023, David Hall was charged with second degree murder, in relation to the homicide of Stephanie Patterson.

A statement from Chief Ron Giesbrecht from kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation:

On behalf of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) Leadership, and the entire community, we would like to thank the Coquitlam RCMP, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, the media and members of the public for sharing our message and helping us find our beloved Councillor and community member, Stephanie Patterson. The entire nation is grieving this tragic and sudden loss and we appreciate the outpouring of support, love and condolences we have been receiving from throughout the lower mainland. 

Released by:

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202


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