Richmond homicide victim identified as 19-year-old Aspen Pallot

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said on Thursday that it is seeking public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide of 19-year-old Richmond woman, Aspen Pallot.

On October 4, at 12:14 a.m., the Richmond RCMP responded to a residence in the 7000-block of Westminster Highway after Pallot’s body was discovered inside the home. Pallot’s death was deemed suspicious and IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

A man was arrested a short time later in connection with Pallot’s death and he remains in police custody.

IHIT continues to work closely with the Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“The investigation is in its early stages and detectives believe this was not a random act,” said IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang. “IHIT is releasing Miss Pallot’s name to garner information from her friends and associates regarding her activities leading up to her death.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected]

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.