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Homicide team called in after suspicious death in Coquitlam

Last Updated Sep 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm PDT

Police at the scene of a suspicious death in Coquitlam. (Photo via Twitter: @bcnewsvideo)

Discovery of a body was made early this morning, reportedly by a city worker

Police are in the process of collecting evidence

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – Mounties are calling the discovery of a body off a gravel road in Coquitlam this morning “suspicious” and now the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in.

A city worker reportedly saw some boots on Quarry Road and then a body not far away near a vehicle.

“The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team will be working in partnership with the Coquitlam RCMP,” says Coquitlam RCMP Sergeant Keith Schendel.

Police are trying to gather evidence from the area and say no other details will be released right now.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the IHIT tipline at 1.877.551.IHIT (4448) or CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS.