Body found in "advanced" state of decay near Vancouver airport

Oct 28 2019, 9:37 am

Police in Richmond are investigating after a body was discovered near Vancouver International Airport (YVR) over the weekend.

According to the Richmond RCMP YVR detachment, the body was found after officers responded to reports of the discovery, just before 10:30 am on Saturday.

RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang said the was found in the “south west corner of Sea Island,” in an area with  “very limited” accessibility.

Hwang said the investigation is “currently in its infancy,” and because of the “advanced state” of decay the body is in, it may take some time before police can identify it.

In the meantime, the BC Coroners Service is assisting in the investigation, along with RCMP community partners at YVR Airport Authority.