Questions surround burned body found in North Vancouver

Nov 29 2016, 9:00 pm

Investigators are attempting to piece together what happened, after a burned body was found in North Vancouver on Monday.

The incident has left investigators with “many unanswered questions,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

Just before 10 am,  North Vancouver RCMP were called to a shelter in a densely wooded area, along the Bridgeman North Trail, (near Keith Road) where the body was found.

It was determined the the individual was the victim of a homicide, and IHIT took over the case.

The victim has yet to be identified, Foster added.

“Once the identity is known, our priority will be to notify and support the family, and attempt to piece together the events leading up to this tragic death,” she said.

IHIT is now working in partnership with the North Vancouver RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the BC Coroner’s Service to figure out what happened.

Further crime scene analysis will be required to determine whether the homicide occurred at the location or elsewhere, police added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected].

Should people wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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