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Charges laid in Maple Ridge’s lone 2015 slaying

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in to help with a murder case in Maple Ridge on Dec. 19, 2015, after the body of Peter Bender was found shot to death in a car in a church parking lot on 216th Street. - TIMES files
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in to help with a murder case in Maple Ridge on Dec. 19, 2015, after the body of Peter Bender was found shot to death in a car in a church parking lot on 216th Street.
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A man is charged in connection with Maple Ridge’s lone homicide of 2015.

Randy Scott, 29, faces second-degree murder charges after a lengthy investigation into the shooting death of Pitt Meadows resident, Peter Bender.

His body was found in a car in the parking lot of the Haney Presbyterian Church on 216th Street early on the morning of Dec. 19.

Bender was 33, and the father of two young children under the age of five at the time of his slaying.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team described it as a domestic homicide.

An arrest warrant was issued for Scott on Jan. 19. He subsequently turned himself into police on Tuesday, said IHIT Const. Meghan Foster.

She could not be specific, but said Scott is from the Maple Ridge area.

Scott is set to appear in Port Coquitlam provincial court tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 18). Meanwhile, he remains in police custody.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just days before Christmas 2015, Pitt Meadows resident Peter Bender was shot and killed in a church parking lot near 216th Street and Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. A man has now been arrested and charged in connection with the slaying.

Related material:

• Pitt Meadows murder victim remembered

• Peter BENDER (Saturday, 19 Dec 2015)

 

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