Police identify Surrey park homicide victim, seek video, witnesses

Homicide victim ID'd

Police have identified the victim in a homicide in Surrey's Hazelnut Meadows Park.

On May 26, RCMP found a man's body in the park, and indications were that the death was as a result of criminality.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Maanav Kinkar, of Burnaby.

Kinkar had been reported missing by his family that evening.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team believes his death was a targeted incident, but not connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.

IHIT is working with Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and BC Coroners Service to construct a timeline of Kinkar’s movements.

Detectives have determined that Kinkar arrived at Surrey Central via Skytrain and may have got onto a bus.

IHIT is looking to speak to anyone who may have seen Maanav that evening.

Dashcam footage, CCTV, or witnesses from the area around Hazelnut Meadows Park between 6 and 9:00 p.m. are also being sought.

“This is a quiet area with several residences surrounding the park along 140 Street, 68 Avenue, and 142 Street,” said Sgt. David Lee of IHIT, “these homes may have the video and witnesses we seek.”

Anyone with information is asked to call IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email [email protected].

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