IHIT investigating suspicious death after body of 34-year-old missing man found

Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is looking into the “suspicious death” of a man found dead in Lynn Creek over the weekend.

The body of Jastinder Athwal, 34, was recovered near the popular North Shore hiking trail on Sunday morning. Police confirmed his identity on Monday afternoon.

“The cause of death remains unknown and the potential of a homicide cannot be ruled out at this time,” said IHIT staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound in a written release.

She said an autopsy would be needed to determine the cause of death.

Investigators say family and friends last saw Athwal on May 19 in the Lynn Valley area. Police opened a missing person investigation and requested the public’s help in finding him.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about Athwal and his disappearance to call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or, if Crime Stoppers if they prefer to remain anonymous.

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New Westminster Police searching for missing man Karamjit Khangura

35-year-old last seen Wednesday leaving for work, but never arrived at workplace

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Police are searching for Karamjit Khangura of New Westminster, who went missing Wednesday morning.

The 35-year-old was last seen leaving for work, but never arrived at his workplace. His vehicle was located in Delta, but he was nowhere to be found.

Police describe Khangura as:

  • A South Asian male
  • Slim build
  • 5 feet, 8 inches
  • 165 pounds
  • Wearing a blue shirt, blue pants and a blue hat.

Anyone with information on Khangura’s whereabouts is asked to call the New Westminster Police Department at (604) 525-5411 or their local police department.