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UPDATE: Surrey murder may be gang-related

A man is dead after an attempted home invasion in Fraser Heights on the weekend, and police believe the attack may have been gang-related.

Police have now named the man as 26-year-old Jan Aron Korinth of Surrey.

Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, police received a 9-1-1 call that someone had been stabbed, in the 10800-block 168 Street.

Police and emergency health services arrived, but could not immediately find the victim.

Moments later, police received a call from a residence about a mile away from a person reporting an attack on the tenant in a basement suite.

Police arrived at the address in the 11000 block of 168 Street to find a man suffering from head wounds and what appeared to be the effects of bear spray.

He was treated in hospital and released.

Police found evidence of a struggle and a blood trail, which led police to a nearby location where an unresponsive Korinth was found.

He died at the scene.

“It appears that this may be a case of an attempted home invasion or break and enter of some kind that turned into a physical struggle, “ said Sgt. Jennifer  Pound.

She added that police believe it is gang-related.

She could not say at this point whether the attack is related to any of the high-profile gang hits throughout the region in recent months.

Korinth does not have a lengthy record, but was serving a year probation for assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm from an incident on April 24, 2011 in Vancouver.

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