Langley RCMP have described the recent murder of a man believed to have ties to gang activity as “barbaric.”
The remains of Shaun Alan Clary, 27, were found on Oct. 26 in the area of 243rd Street and Robertson Crescent. His body had been dismembered.
However, police said Friday it was premature to assume that heightened tension between particular gang associates was the reason for Clary's murder and that investigators were working with partners in the Lower Mainland and beyond to gather further evidence.
“The targeted and barbaric nature of this homicide is not lost on investigators or the public, and we are working tirelessly to gather evidence to move forward,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. “There are individuals out there who have the intimate details in regards to the flagrant disregard for Mr. Clary's life. We are looking to speak with those individuals and ultimately hold those responsible, accountable."
The RCMP said the investigation was in the early stages and other recent murders or cases of violence could not yet be linked to the murder.
Just 10 days before Clary's remains were found, a known member of the Hell's Angels was murdered in Langley. A suspect was arrested one day later.
The RCMP are urging anyone with information on the Clary case to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected]. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).