The discovery of a body near an abandoned vehicle in a forested area of Coquitlam has been deemed a homicide by investigators.
Coquitlam RCMP say they received a report of an abandoned vehicle on the 4000 block of Quarry Road at approximately 6:37 am this morning. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the body of an adult within the vicinity of the vehicle.
- UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as 39-year-old Surrey resident Jason Leigh Zellmer.
“The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time,” reads a statement by police. “The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called and will be working in partnership with the Coquitlam RCMP.
Few details are available at this time. Anyone who may have helpful information for investigators is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or Crimestoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.