The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has announced it is investigating the death of Squamish’s Raena Henry (Harry), who is of the Pauquachin First Nation.
Henry, who is the step-daughter of well-known former Squamish Nation councillor Dale Harry, was found dead in her downtown home on March 27.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, or IHIT, has taken conduct of the investigation, a news release said Friday morning.
Investigators confirm it was a homicide.
On March 27, the Squamish RCMP received a report of a woman found dead in a residence on Third Avenue.
Investigators told The Chief the death had occurred not long before the discovery.
“The Squamish RCMP investigators conducted an initial examination of the scene and the BC Coroners Service was engaged in the investigation,” the IHIT release states.
“The circumstances surrounding the victim’s death were suspicious and IHIT took conduct of the investigation.
IHIT continues to work with the Squamish RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Service, and the BC Coroners Service to gather evidence.
“From the evidence collected so far, investigators believe that Miss Henry’s death was not random.” Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT told The Squamish Chief.
Jang confirmed to The Chief that currently no one has been arrested or charged.
“Investigators would like to speak with anyone who knew Miss Henry, or has information about the circumstances surrounding her death.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS.
**Please note, this story has been updated as information was received.