Mail box. (Pixabay)

RCMP investigate racist, hateful letter sent to B.C. resident

The highly threatening message was sent to a Reddit user’s parents in Coquitlam

Warning: Language in this article is extremely offensive.

RCMP say they are investigating a threatening letter sent to a Coquitlam address.

“We take these crimes very seriously and are actively pursuing avenues of investigation,” Const. Jenifer Barker said in a news release on Wednesday, without providing further details of the case.

On Tuesday, a user on the website Reddit said that their parents, who are Indian, had received an anonymous letter with “vulgar” and “racist” comments, and shared an image of it.

“DARKY IN OUR WHITE MAN’S LAND. GET THE F—- OUT OF MY COUNTRY,” the letter reads, also referring the Ku Klux Klan. “GET THE F—- OUT, OR TRUMP WILL SEND HIS GOONS TO DEVOUR YOU.”

ALSO READ: Coquitlam Realtor receives racist letter that refers to ‘empty homes’

The letter threatens sexual violence, and tells the recipient, “S.B”, to go back to their own country such as “AFRICA OR MAY BE TRINIDAD.”

The user, whose online name is @taegre, said the postal code was in Richmond or Vancouver.

“Because it’s not directed at Indians specifically, I think it could be someone scouring for address with non-white names. Did anyone else get something similar?” the user said in their post. “RCMP are already involved.”

READ MORE: RCMP investigate KKK-inspired image on Coquitlam liquor store website

Black Press Media has reached out to the user.

Coquitlam RCMP said they have not received reports of any similar incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 604-945-1550 and refer to file number 2019-24784.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Secwepemc knowledge-keeper’s contributions recognized by Province of B.C.

Louis Thomas one of 18 people to receive B.C.’s Medal of Good Citizenship

Salmar manager draws curtain on career with Salmon Arm’s independent movie theatres

After 22 years, Daila Duford announces departure at association’s AGM

VIDEO: Salmon Arm elementary students step up for Canadian Music Class Challenge

Bastion and Hillcrest elementary schools submit videos, winners announced Dec. 17

Workshops, networking events designed for Shuswap women entrepreneurs on the way

Tsuts’weye project holds successful roundtables where valuable information gathered

‘She was awesome’: Malakwa baker leaves U.S. holiday show

‘There are Christmas miracles, look at me’

VIDEO: MPs reflect on anti-feminist violence on 30th anniversary of Montreal massacre

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at Ecole polytechnique on the evening of Dec. 6, 1989

BREAKING: Firefighters battling house fire in Kelowna

The house is located 165 Valleyview Road in Rutland

WATCH: Diehard Vernon Winter Carnival goers line up for tickets

Susan O’Brien was the first in line at 6:45 a.m. Friday

B.C. Transit scores 28 used fareboxes on eBay, saves $300,000

‘Someone joked maybe we can buy used fareboxes on eBay,’ CEO says

Year in jail for ex-Vernon Judo coach for child porn

Bryan McLachlan pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography

Many of Canada’s working poor can’t afford lawyers, don’t qualify for legal aid

One lawyer says many people earn too much to qualify for legal aid, but not enough to really live on

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%

Jobless rate is at its highest since August 2018, when it hit 6%

RCMP searching for missing Kamloops woman

Hayley Haines was last seen Dec. 3

Trans-Canada Highway closed east of Revelstoke after head-on collision between trucks

The highway isn’t expected to reopen until after 2 p.m.

Most Read