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Homicide victim known

A man who was found dead in an abandoned Richmond home Thursday morning is known to police.

Homicide investigators have confirmed that the body found was that of as 37-year-old Michael Thompson.

Police deemed the death suspicious and called in the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team to take over the investigation.

"The investigation is in its early stages and it is unknown if this incident was targeted,” said Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT.

“IHIT is releasing Mr. Thompson’s name to garner information from the community regarding his activities leading up to his death,”Jang added.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact investigators at 1-877-551-4448 (IHIT) or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

-with files from CTV Vancouver 



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