IIO is Investigating the Death of a Man in Coquitlam (2024-066)

Case: 2024-066 Incident Date: March 19, 2024 Location: Coquitlam Detachment: Coquitlam Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - Without 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 Coquitlam on March 19, 2024.

Information provided by the RCMP states that at around 11:45 a.m. on March 4, 2024, police were called to check the well-being of a man at a residence in the 500 block of Cottonwood Avenue. It is reported that police attended the address but did not speak to the man.

On March 19, 2024, police received another request to check on the man, who was subsequently located deceased within his residence.

The IIO was notified of the death shortly after it was discovered and commenced an investigation. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of the attempted wellness check on March 4 and what role, if any, police actions or inaction may have played in the death.

 The IIO is asking any person with relevant information to please contact the IIO 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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