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Three bodies discovered in Langley house fire, one deemed a homicide

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June 14, 2020 - 5:12 PM

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating three deaths linked to a house fire that happened over the weekend in Langley. One of the deaths has already been deemed a homicide.   

The Langley RCMP was called to the 19600-block of Wakefield Drive June 13 at around 5:30 p.m., and discovered a house engulfed in flames. 

Police found a man’s body at the back of the residence with injuries indicative of homicide, according to a press release.  He has since been identified as a resident of the home.  Emergency responders located two additional bodies inside the house and their identities are not yet confirmed.  IHIT is working with the B.C. Coroners Service to determine their cause of death.

In these early stages of the investigation, IHIT is actively working with its partners from the Langley RCMP to complete investigative steps and the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and fire investigators to find the cause of the fire and collect physical evidence.

“Although the flames have been extinguished, the property where the fire took place remains an active homicide crime scene.  Neighbours in the area should expect frequent activity at the home by our investigators for the next while,”  Sgt. Frank Jang of IHIT said in a press release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 


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