British Columbia

Maurio 'Mo' Salehi charged in Coquitlam double-homicide

Maurio "Mo" Salehi, 54, of Richmond charged with two counts of first-degree murder in a Coquitlam double-homicide on July 16.

56-year-old woman, allegedly known to suspect, and man found dead in home July 16

Police investigating the scene on July 16 after two people were found dead in Coquitlam home on Alpine Lane. (Mike McCarthur/CBC)

One man is in custody after a double-homicide in Coquitlam, B.C., last week.

Maurio "Mo" Salehi, 54, of Richmond, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

The bodies of a 56-year-old Coquitlam woman and an Israeli man who arrived in Canada on July 14, were found in a home in the Westwood Plateau area of Coquitlam on July 16.

Salehi is alleged to have had a previous relationship with the female victim.

It took several hours for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team investigators to identify the victims and then several days to ensure their families had been notified. 

Salehi is expected to appear in court on Thursday.


  • A previous version of this story named the man charged as Maurio "Mo" Saheli. In fact, his name is Maurio "Mo" Salehi. The Independent Investigation Homicide Team spelled the name incorrectly in its original release.
    Jul 27, 2015 10:09 AM PT