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Langley man charged in connection with killing of 3 people, including mother, sibling

Last Updated Jul 14, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT

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24-year-old man arrested, charged in connection with deaths of three people, including his mom, sibling

Three bodies were discovered after a house fire in Langley on June 13

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) – A Langley man has been charged in connection with the deaths of his 23-year-old sibling, 50-year-old mother, and his mother’s boyfriend, after their bodies were pulled from a house engulfed by flames last month.

Kia Ebrahimian, 24, has been arrested and is facing three counts of second-degree murder. It’s unclear how the victims were killed and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team would not say whether the fire was the cause of death or not.

The three victims have been identified as Ebrahimian’s mother, Tatiana Bazyar, her boyfriend, Francesco Zangrilli, and Ebrahimian’s sibling, Medea “Befrin” Ebrahimian.

“What I can share is that we don’t believe the three dead were there long,” Sgt. Frank Jang says. “From the examination conducted by the crime scene investigators, by our managers at the scene, it didn’t appear that they were there for a long period of time.”

Crews were called to the home on Wakefield Drive in the Willoughby neighbourhood the evening of June 13 for reports of a fire. When they arrived, they found flames shooting out of the home.

One man was initially found dead outside the home, while two others were discovered inside a day later. A second man, who was also apparently inside the home and who made it out without injury, has since been confirmed to be the suspect.

“The details of the case, in fact, are now going to be before the court, so I can’t get into those details at this time. One of the questions that I was posed, and I can certainly confirm this morning, is that a male that exited or managed to get out of that home is in fact the same male that’s been charged,” Jang says.

He adds it’s believed all four people lived in the home at the time, and would only say the deaths and fire were related to a “domestic incident.”

Jang says Ebrahimian was arrested on Friday, July 10. His next court appearance is set for July 20.