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Decomposed body found in Burnaby homeless encampment: RCMP

Last Updated Aug 15, 2020 at 11:48 am PDT

FILE - RCMP vehicle. (Tom Ross/660 NEWS)

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — A body has been found in a homeless encampment in Burnaby’s Central Park, though at this point, RCMP have not called in the homicide team.

Mounties received inital reports around 9 p.m. Friday night, and the body was located around 10 a.m. the next morning with the help of a police dog.

Corporal Brett Cunningham says they’re still trying to identify the body.

“Given the bodies decomposed, they’re [BC Coroners Service and RCMP] still looking into the cause of death,” he says.

Cunningham adds there is no risk to public safety.