Zacharia Nicolli Cross, 25, of Chilliwack is Thursday’s homicide victim (update)

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has announced to further their ongoing homicide investigation in Chilliwack that Thursday’s homicide victim is  Zacharia Nicolli Cross, 25, of Chilliwack. He was known to police and associated to drug activity.

On June 7, at approximately 5 a.m., the Chilliwack RCMP received a 911 call of an unresponsive male at a residence in the 45000-block of Wellington Avenue. When police arrived, officers found a man dead with injuries consistent with homicide inside the home. IHIT was called in and has taken conduct of the investigation.

IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Chilliwack RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.

IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said, “It is still early in the investigation but we believe Mr. Cross was targeted for murder.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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