(Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Service)

Cloverdale ‘suspicious death’ confirmed as homicide of Shawnn Cotter

IHIT continues to work with Surrey RCMP to investigate the 37-year-old’s killing

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has now confirmed the suspicious death that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning (Jan. 7) was a homicide.

“The male victim has been identified as 37-year-old, Shawnn Patrick Cotter,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster in a media release. “Cotter is a Surrey resident and from the evidence gathered so far investigators believe that his death is not random.”

Surrey RCMP was called to the 17800 block of 64 Avenue, near the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park, at around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. When they arrived, they found Cotter unresponsive in a nearby residence.

Despite efforts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

IHIT was called in later that day to take over the investigation, and IHIT continues to work with Surrey RCMP to investigate the events surrounding Cotter’s death.

At this time, IHIT has no information that links Cotter’s death with any other violent acts in the Lower Mainland. An autopsy will be required to determine cause of death.

Anyone with information regarding Sunday’s incident is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT, or, if they wish to remain anonymous, to please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS.



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