ON January 7, 2018, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) opened an investigation into the suspicious death of 37-year-old Shawnn Cotter after Surrey RCMP located him deceased in the 17800-block of 64th Avenue early that morning. The investigation indicated that he died as the result of a homicide.
Steven Mueller, 35, has now been charged with manslaughter in relation to Cotter’s death. IHIT investigators arrested Mueller on Friday (September 6), and he has since been released on court-ordered conditions, with additional court dates pending.
“This was a fairly lengthy investigation,” said IHIT Constable Harrison Mohr. “However, it has had a successful outcome, and we hope that this charge helps Shawnn’s friends and family to move closer to having some answers in this tragedy.”
Investigators do not believe there are any other outstanding suspects. This case is not believed to be linked to the gang conflict or any other violent occurrences.