IHIT investigating suspicious death in Coquitlam – Victim Identified

Coquitlam: On September 23, 2016 just after 6:30 am, the Coquitlam RCMP responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 4900 block of Quarry Road, Coquitlam. Upon police attendance, a deceased male was located nearby the abandoned vehicle. The death was deemed suspicious in nature, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation.

The deceased male has been identified as 39 year old Jason Leigh ZELLMER , a Surrey resident. From the evidence gathered so far, Mr. ZELLMER’s death does not appear to be random. Investigators believe that Mr. ZELLMER met with foul play and died as a result of the injuries he sustained; an autopsy is required to determine the cause of death.
IHIT continues to work closely with the Coquitlam RCMP, the BC Coroners Service, and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section as the evidence gathering process continues.

Cpl. Meghan FOSTER says IHIT investigators are seeking information from people who saw Mr. ZELLMER during the day on September 22. Or, were in the area of 4900 Quarry Road overnight on September 22, and saw a newer black Hyundai Elantra.

IHIT is asking that anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 (IHIT).