Surrey homicide victim identified as 18-year-old Burnaby teen Maanav Kinkar
Investigators say this is believed to be a targeted incident but not connected with the Lower Mainland gang conflict.
An 18-year-old Burnaby teen has been identified as the victim of a Surrey homicide last week.
According to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), Surrey RCMP arrived on the scene at Hazelnut Meadows Park near 140 Street between 68 Avenue and 70 Avenue on May 26 around 8:43pm, where Maanav Kinkar of Burnaby was found deceased. He was reported missing by his parents around the same time.
IHIT says this is believed to be a targeted incident but not connected with the Lower Mainland gang conflict.
According to police, early indications showed that Kinkar’s death was the “result of criminality” and IHIT has taken over the investigation.
Investigators are now working on a timeline of events and Kinkar’s activities throughout the day are being determined. Detectives say Kinkar arrived at Surrey Central via SkyTrain on the evening of May 26 and may have gotten on a bus. IHIT is also seeing dashcam footage, CCTV, or witnesses near the area around Hazelnut Meadows Park from 6pm to 9pm on May 26.
Investigators have also released video footage of Kinkar at Surrey Central SkyTrain Station.
IHIT INVESTIGATIVE UPDATE – Surrey
To advance the investigation and identify witnesses and associates, the name of the victim is being released.
The victim was seen at the Surrey Central Skytrain Station. pic.twitter.com/P6xMBr7lrL
— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) May 30, 2022
Anyone with information is being asked to call IHIT on the Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or via email at email@example.com.