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Two bodies found in Richmond house fire deemed homicide

Last Updated Mar 19, 2021 at 6:11 pm PDT


Two bodies were found in a home following a house fire in Richmond

IHIT called to Rathburn Drive in easternmost area of Richmond

Vehicle fire in Surrey linked to Richmond double homicide

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) – Homicide investigators are trying to identify two bodies that were found inside a burning home in Richmond early Friday morning.

The fire was reported at about 4:45 a.m. on Rathburn Drive near Chadecott Dr. The residential street is near Westminster Highway in the easternmost area of the city.

Police tape is seen at a home on Rathburn Drive in Richmond on March 19, 2021. (CityNews Image)

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is handling the case.

“Investigators have determined that a burned black BMW SUV reported shortly after the homicide near 16 Avenue and 194 Street in Surrey is believed to be associated to the homicide,” Det. Lara Jansen of IHIT said.

Anyone with CCTV, dash cam video, or any other information is asked to call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Anonymous tips can be directed to Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).