New Westminster, B.C.

Statement from the New Westminster Police

New Westminster – On August 14th, 2021, the New Westminster Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating 38-year-old New Westminster resident Eric Cardeno.

On August 17th, 2021 at approximately 5:00pm, Mr. Cardeno was located deceased and this matter has now been turned over to the BC Coroners Service, foul play is not suspected.

“Thank you to everyone in the community, Search and Rescue staff, and NWPD members who assisted searching for Mr. Cardeno,” stated Deputy Chief Constable Paul Hyland. “Unfortunately this is a very tragic result and our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.”

Those connected to the search of Eric Cardeno who are in need of support can call the Victim Assistance Unit 24 hours a day at 604-529-2525 or email


CONTACT PERSON: Acting Inspector Jeff Scott

PHONE: 604-529-2504

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