Langley RCMP has confirmed the discovery of gruesome remains on the side of a road in a rural area of Langley this morning.
According to a release, police received a report of a dismembered body in the area of the 24300 block of Robertson Crescent just after 7 am.
The findings from the initial probe have led investigators to believe the body belonged to a deceased male and he died from foul play, possibly a targeted incident linked to gang activity. He may have been killed at another location before his body parts were dumped on the roadside.
Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has since taken over the investigation, and Robertson Crescent between 240 and 244 streets will remain closed until further notice to allow investigators to comb through the scene.
“While there are currently no linkages between this homicide and other reported incidents of violence, the nature of this homicide causes us great concern for people involved with, or leading a lifestyle associated to gang activity or organized crime,” said IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster in a statement.
“As we’ve said before, we need people who may have information to step forward and help us protect our communities, and protect themselves.”
Few details are available as the investigation is still in its early stages and the deceased has yet to be identified. At this time, investigators have not found any evidence linking the incident to other recent homicides or violent crimes.
Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.