Update: Man found dead in Richmond business on Friday identified

The man found dead inside a Richmond business on Granville Avenue Friday evening has been identified by investigators.

Stephen Chong, a 58-year-old notary public, was found dead inside his business at 8260 Granville Avenue – which is in a plaza near No. 3 and St. Albans roads – at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

Chong's death has been deemed suspicious, but not random, by investigators.

“Based on the investigative theory in this initial phase, this does not appear to be a random act,” said Sgt. Frank Jang of IHIT, in a press release Friday night.

IHIT will be working with Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Service and the B.C. Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call IHIT’s information line at 1-888-551-4448 or by email at IhitInfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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