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Hells Angel member found dead under Golden Ears Bridge in Maple Ridge

Global News logo Global News 2018-11-20 Amy Judd and Gord Macdonald
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A Hells Angel member has now been identified as the victim of a homicide who was found dead under the Golden Ears Bridge in Maple Ridge on Sunday morning.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) says the victim, identified as 43-year-old Chad Wilson of Maple Ridge, was a "well-established member of an organized crime group and it is believed that his homicide was not random."

Men wearing Hells Angels insignia were seen crossing police tape on Sunday afternoon, at the scene of the homicide.

READ MORE: Man found dead under Golden Ears Bridge likely a targeted homicide: Police

a screen shot of a man: Chad Wilson, right, has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Maple Ridge on Sunday. © Facebook Chad Wilson, right, has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Maple Ridge on Sunday.

IHIT says Ridge Meadows RCMP and other first responders were called to the 22000-block of Wharf Street in Maple Ridge, under the Golden Ears Bridge, after a report that a man was found dead.

IHIT says it will work with numerous gang enforcement units throughout the Lower Mainland to mitigate any ongoing violence.

“While the motive for Mr. Wilson’s murder has not been confirmed, this is yet another reminder of the significant dangers posed to one’s life by being part of a criminal organization,” Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT said in a release.

Five years ago, Wilson was one of four Canadian members of the Hells Angels arrested in Spain, for allegedly smuggling cocaine.

The motive for Wilson's murder remains unknown at this time.

Anyone with information who has yet to come forward to police is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or contact them by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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