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Homicide investigators identify victim found in Surrey alley

Shawn Clarke, 49, was found dead by police Wednesday
Shawn Clarke, 49, was reported missing to police on May 1, 2023. (Surrey RCMP photos)

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the man who was found dead on Wednesday (May 10) in a Surrey alley.

At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Surrey Mounties responded to a call in the area of 103A Avenue and Old Yale Road in Whalley. when officers found the body of Shawn Clark. The 49-year-old was reported missing to police on May 1. He was last seen on April 18.

The BC Coroners Services, along with IHIT, has deemed Clarke’s death suspicious. Sgt. Timothy Pierotti, spokesman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, stated in a news release Friday (May 13) that his death does not appear to be connected to the B.C. gang conflict.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT information line 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

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I started with Black Press Media in the fall of 2022 as a multimedia journalist after finishing my practicum at the Surrey Now-Leader.
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