IIO is Investigating a January 2024 Death in Langley (2024-011)

Case: 2024-011 Incident Date: January 14, 2024 Location: Langley Detachment: Langley Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating the death of a man in Langley last month.

Information provided by the Langley RCMP states that at about 6:45 a.m. and 9:05 a.m. on January 10, 2024, police received reports concerned for the wellness of a man living in an apartment building in the 20200 block of 66 Avenue. Officers attended his address around 7:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. and spoke to the man both times before leaving.

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on January 14, 2024, police responded to a request to check on a man and attended his residential building at about 2:35 p.m., but it is reported that despite attempts to speak to the man, officers were unsuccessful. Police reportedly did not enter the unit.

At 4:00 p.m. the same day (January 14), police re-attended with Fire Services and entered the man’s unit. The man was found deceased within his home by means that appear to have been self-inflicted.

It was subsequently determined that the deceased was the same man police had spoken to four days prior (on January 10).

The IIO was notified of the death shortly after it occurred, and initial investigative steps continue to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.


The IIO is the Independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.


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