Richmond: A man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the homicide of Aspen Pallot.

On October 4, 2018 at 12:14 a.m., the Richmond RCMP was called to a residence in the 7000-block of Westminster Highway.  Police found the body of 19-year-old Aspen Pallot inside the home.  Miss Pallot’s death was deemed suspicious and IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

A short time later, 23-year-old Solaris Onatta Running Dey was arrested in connection with Miss Pallot’s death.  He was subsequently charged with manslaughter and will be appearing in B.C. Provincial Court on October 5, 2018.

“IHIT detectives worked quickly to secure the evidence for charge approval,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “Investigators would still like to speak with Miss Pallot’s closest friends and associates who may have information regarding her death.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.