News Release: Media Correction in the Jan Aran Korinth stabbing death

News Release: Media Correction in the Jan Aran Korinth stabbing death

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2012-03-25

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News Release
For Immediate Distribution

Saturday March 24, 2012
IHIT File: 2012-772
Surrey File: 2012-35228

One Dead After an Overnight Stabbing in Surrey – Media Correction

Surrey: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) would like to clarify a few points made by a media outlet on a broadcast released on March 23, 2012.

In regards to the stabbing death of Jan KORINTH it has been inaccurately reported by the media that the deceased was targeted and attacked at his own residence. As previously stated in a media release, this appears to be a break and enter of some kind, resulting in an altercation where Mr. Korinth sustained an injury which ultimately resulted in his death.

The residence where this altercation ensued was not Mr. Korinth’s residence.

IHIT is concerned that misinformation regarding the circumstances of the homicide could be inflammatory and have a negative impact on public safety and the ongoing investigation.

Although the motive for the altercation is still being investigated there is nothing to suggest it was motivated by any issues relating to Hate Crime or Mr. Korinth’s membership to Blood and Honour.

Previous Media Release

Surrey: The next-of-kin have been notified and the deceased has been identified as 26 year old Surrey resident, Jan (January) Aron KORINTH

There are no further investigational updates at this time.

Surrey: Just after 11:00 pm on Saturday March 17, 2012, Surrey RCMP responded to a 911 in the 10800 block of 168 Street