After three bodies were discovered in a Langley house fire one month ago today, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced that a 24-year-old man is now facing three counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths.
In a release on Monday, IHIT said the charges come after Kia Ebrahimian was arrested on July 10 and charged by the BC Prosecution Service.
Police also identified the victims as 50-year-old Tatiana Bazyar, 46-year-old Francesco Zangrilli, and 23-year-old Medea “Befrin” Ebrahimian.
IHIT said both the victims and suspect were members of the same family, living in the residence where the fire occurred, and that investigators determined that all three deaths were caused by homicide.
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“There is no other word than tragic to describe what happened in that Langley home,” said IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang. “We offer our deepest and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Francesco, Tatiana, and Medea ‘’Befrin.’”
The investigation began on June 13 around 5:30 pm, when Langley RCMP were called to the 19600 block of Wakefield Drive, where they discovered the house engulfed in flames and subsequently discovered the three bodies.
Police said no further details will be released at this point, as the matter is now before the court.