THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Friday said the victim of Thursday’s suspicious death in Chilliwack is 31-year-old Harjit (Stefan) Singh Kondolay of Chilliwack. He was not known to police.
“Our investigation into this death continues and we do not have any additional details which can be shared with the public at this time,” said IHIT Sgt. Bari Emam.
IHIT is asking anyone who was in the area of 46700 block of First Avenue in Chilliwack between early evening hours of July 9 (Wednesday) to the early morning hours of July 10 (Thursday) who may have witnessed anything suspicious in relation to this incident to call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at [email protected].
If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca
On July 10,, just after 4 a.m. Chilliwack RCMP was called to a residence in the 46700 block of First Avenue for a report of a deceased adult man inside the residence. Upon initial assessment of the scene by members of the Chilliwack RCMP it was determined that this death was suspicious. IHIT then took over the investigation.
ACCORDING to http://www.speedzonemagazine.com, Kondola was “arguably the best bracket racer on the West Coast and for sure the most decorated racer to come from the province of BC.” A posting added: “Too many wins to list, he was a five time time Division Six champion in Super Gas (3) and Super Comp (2). He finished #2 in the world in 2012 in Super Comp, just a couple rounds from the world title. Stefan was also the ‘Bracket Racer and/or Sportsman Racer of the Year’ in Division Six on at least one occasion.”
It also noted: “Stefan got his start racing as a child during the infancy of Jr Dragster. We would laugh and tease his dad (Bill) who was a solid racer himself, that Stefan won Wally’s before he did. He was born September 11, almost 32 years ago and leaves behind his mom, dad and a sister many friends and other family members. … Sincerest condolences to Stefan’s mom Shanti and dad Bill and Stefan’s sister Neisha and the rest of his family.”
(Photo courtesy www.speedzonemagazine)