Body found in vehicle fire found to be not suspicious

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2021-12-08 10:58 PST

File # 2021-1493

Abbotsford: On December 5, 2021, at about 2:42 a.m., the Abbotsford Police Department (AbbyPD) responded to vehicle fire at the 5000 block of Riverside Street. Upon the fire being extinguished, human remains were found within the vehicle. After examining the scene, AbbyPD Major Crime Detectives believed that the death was suspicious. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to investigate.

A detailed investigation was completed by IHIT homicide investigators assisted by partners from the AbbyPD Major Crime Detectives, the AbbyPD Forensic Identification Section (FIS), and the BC Coroners Service. An autopsy was completed and the cause of death at this time is determined to be non-suspicious.

As a result, Abbotsford Police now has conduct of the file. There will be no identification of the
victim. Please direct any further inquiries to Abbotsford Police.

Released by

Sgt. David Lee

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4554
Fax: 778-290-6102


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