The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its ongoing investigation of a homicide and vehicle fire in Langley, B.C.
On July 21, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Langley RCMP responded to the 8200 block of 197 Street for a vehicle fire. After the fire was extinguished, a deceased victim was located inside the burned vehicle.
The victim has now been identified as 36-year old Christopher Roy, from Vancouver. Mr Roy’s next of kin have been notified. IHIT investigators are able to confirm that Christopher Roy was known to police, had a criminal record, and was connected to the current Lower Mainland gang conflict. This is believed to be a targeted incident.
IHIT is working closely with its partners in the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and the Langley RCMP to analyze evidence and interview witnesses.
IHIT investigators are releasing Mr. Roy’s name and details to further the investigation. The distinct red Ford F-150 is also still of interest.
“There are associates of Mr. Roy who knew of his activities prior to his death,” says Sergeant David Lee of IHIT. “We ask for those people to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at email@example.com.