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Human remains in Burnaby found in burnt vehicle: IHIT

Last Updated Jul 31, 2020 at 12:01 am PDT

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BURNABY (NEWS 1130) –  Human remains have been found inside a burnt vehicle in Burnaby.

Around 11:30 p.m. on July 22, a vehicle was found on fire near 12th and Meadow Avenues and sustained significant damage.

Because of the vehicle’s condition, Mounties were unable to complete a thorough examination.

“The vehicle was subsequently taken to a tow yard in Burnaby, to allow the hazardous gases associated with a recently burned vehicle time to subside prior to further inspection,” a release from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team reads.

About a week later, IHIT was called in to investigate once a closer examination revealed evidence of human remains.

“Fire scenes present a variety of challenges for investigators, so we have called in our FSERT (Forensic Search and Evidence Recovery Team), who are specialists in meticulously going through the debris piece by piece,” Constable Harrison Mohr with IHIT says. “They will be looking to try to identify the human remains found inside, and to search for any evidence left behind by the suspects.”

The BC Coroners Service will also work on the investigation to identify the person and “where, when and by what means” the person died.

If you have any information about the incident, call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca