Body found in burned car near Squamish deemed a homicide

Jun 21 2017, 7:40 pm

The Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT) is investigating a homicide near Squamish.

On June 14, Squamish RCMP responded to a call about a burned vehicle on the Cheekye Forest Road just north of Squamish.

When police arrived at the scene, they discovered the body of a male victim inside a 2000 red GMC Yukon XL.

“Due to the difficulty of fire investigations and the suspicious nature of the incident IHIT was engaged from the onset” stated Cpl. Sascha Banks, in a release.

Investigators have now determined that the male’s death was a homicide.

IHIT is asking for information from anyone who saw any suspicious activity on the Cheekye Forest Road between June 13 and 14.

Those with tips are asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-4448, or by email at [email protected] Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.