The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to advance its investigation into the suspicious disappearance of 33-year-old Parminder Paul Rai.

Paul Rai

Burnaby: On June 9, 2021, Parminder Paul Rai of Burnaby was reported missing by his family. He was last seen on June 4, 2021 at his residence in the area of University Crescent and Tower Road near Simon Fraser University. The Burnaby RCMP began its missing person investigation and preliminary findings suggested that Rai’s disappearance may involve foul play.

On June 14, 2021, IHIT took conduct of the investigation in accordance with its mandate to investigate suspicious missing person investigations where foul play is suspected.

Rai is a South Asian man, 5’10’’ in height and 185lbs. in weight. He drives a 2011 black Honda Accord with B.C. licence plate MB231R. Rai is known to police for his connection to drug and gang activity. His disappearance is not believed to be random. IHIT is urging anyone with information about Rai’s disappearance to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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