Torched Kia found near Rocky Point may be connected to Coquitlam murder

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The vehicle found burning Wednesday evening in Port Moody is the same make, model and colour as the car spotted Sunday night before and after the murder of Karnvir Singh Garcha, according to police.

Garcha was 25.

Investigators have video of a white Kia Niro arriving near an underground parkade at 525 Foster Avenue just after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night. The car was parked in a loading area at the top of a ramp with its fog lights on.


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Garcha was dropped off at the scene by a ride sharing company at 9:19 p.m. He was shot a few minutes later, according to a release from the RCMP’s homicide division.

After the shooting, a suspect got into the Niro and drove eastbound through an alley toward Emerson Street.

A white Kia Niro was found on fire just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday night at the 3000-block of Murray Street.

“Initial evidence on scene indicated the fire was deliberately set,” stated Port Moody Police Department media relations officer Const. Sam Zacharias in an email to the Dispatch.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. There were no injuries reported from the fire, according to Port Moody police.

“If you were in the 500-block of Foster Avenue on July 2 or in the 3000-block of Murray Street on July 5 and observed this vehicle and you have yet to speak with police, please contact IHIT immediately,” stated RCMP media relations officer Sgt. Timothy Pierotti.

Police are looking for dashcam footage from the 500-block of Foster Avenue between North Road and Blue Mountain Street on Sunday from 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Police are also asking for video from the 3000-block of Murray Street from 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at 1-877-551-4448 or email


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