Monday 29 September 2014

Brutal Killing of RCMP Officer

Constable Ian Pikey of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was found dead in an alleyway in the early hours of this morning.

Pikey, 23, was off duty when the killing took place. It is believed that he was returning home, on foot and alone, from a card game at colleague's house. The body was discovered at around 4am by students returning from a party.

The police department has described the murder as particularly horrific. Pikey suffered multiple lacerations and massive blood loss. The students who discovered the body compared the scene to a wild animal attack.

Pikey, a twice-decorated member of the elite Special Observations Division, was highly trained in unarmed combat and no stranger to violence on the streets. He was also carrying his firearm. Evidence found in the alleyway points towards him putting up a valiant fight. Sources in the police department have speculated that he must have been surprised by multiple attackers.

In a brief and emotional statement Pikey's superior, Sergeant Sonny Miller, spoke highly of the young man's ability and dedication to duty. Sergeant Miller had already spoken to Pikey's family, who are vacationing overseas, and they will be returning to Vancouver on the earliest flight. They could not be reached for comment.

A memorial service for Constable Pikey will be held on Wednesday.

Police have released no details of their investigation. It is not known whether the killing was related to any of Pikey's current cases.

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