Victim identified in Richmond double homicide

Richmond, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-12-08 14:00 PST

File # 2023-1603

IHIT is now identifying the victim of a recent homicide in Richmond; Asking witnesses to come forward. 

Background:

On November 30, 2023, at approximately 10:30 p.m. the Richmond RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance at a residence in the 6200-block of Goldsmith Drive, Richmond. Upon arrival, RCMP officers located the bodies of a 46-year old man and a 13-year old boy, inside the residence. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and continues to work closely in partnership with the Richmond RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Service and the BC Coroners Service.

The two victims, confirmed to be father and son, are now being identified as 46-year old Derrek Chan and his 13-year old son. IHIT is releasing Mr. Chen’s name at this time, in hopes of furthering its investigation.

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(Photo of Derrek Chen)

Through extensive evidence and information collection, IHIT investigators now believe that at approximately 8:40 p.m. on November 30, 2023, a suspect fled the scene on foot into London Sports Fields.

 Suspect Photo Photo of Suspect

(Photo 1 of Suspect)
(Photo 2 of Suspect)

We are asking to speak with everyone who was at the London Fields on November 30, 2023 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., says Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. Anyone who knew Derrek Chen or his 13-year old son, who can provide insight as to who would want to hurt these people, please contact IHIT immediately.

IHIT is asking anyone with information regarding the investigation, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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