Ibrahim Ali sentenced to life in prison

Burnaby, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2024-06-07 16:13 PDT

File # 2017-1024


On July 19, 2017, the city of Burnaby was shaken, after the body of a 13-year old girl, was found deceased in Central Park. The victim had been reported missing less than two hours prior from her home in Burnaby. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and continued to work closely with the Burnaby RCMP, supported by the BC RCMP’s Integrated Teams and policing resources from all over the Lower Mainland.

IHIT conducted an exhaustive investigation utilizing a full array of conventional and non-conventional techniques to identify and eliminate over 2000 persons of interest in relation to the murder. Through forensic evidence, 34-year old Ibrahim Ali was determined to be the sole suspect.

Ali was arrested on September 7, 2018, and was charged with the 1st degree murder, for which on December 8, 2023, he was found guilty.

On June 7, 2024, Ali was sentenced to imprisonment for life, without parole eligibility for 25 years.

This was a complex investigation that had a profound effect on the entire province, says Superintendent Mandeep Mooker, Officer-in-Charge of IHIT. It’s a result of the unwavering dedication of the investigative team, supported by all of IHIT and the BC RCMP, whose relentless pursuit of the evidence led them to using cutting-edge forensic technology, which brought us to today’s successful conclusion.

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