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Foul play suspected in disappearance of Burnaby man

Parminder "Paul" Rai, 33, was last seen near SFU on June 4.
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Homicide investigators suspect foul play in the disappearance of 33-year-old Burnaby resident Parminder Rai.

Homicide investigators have taken over a Burnaby missing persons case.

Parminder “Paul” Rai, 33, was reported missing by his family on June 9, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

He was last seen on June 4 at his home near University Crescent and Tower Road on Burnaby Mountain.

IHIT took over the case this week after a preliminary investigation by the Burnaby RCMP suggested an element of foul play, according to a news release Thursday.

"Rai is known to police for his connection to drug and gang activity," stated the release. "His disappearance is not believed to be random. 

Rai is described as South Asian, 5’10” and about 185 pounds.

He drives a black 2011 Honda Accord with the B.C. licence plate number MB231R.

IHIT is urging anyone with information to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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