On July 20, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Langley RCMP was called to the 8200 block of 197 Street for the report of a vehicle fire. Once the fire was extinguished, a body was located inside the burned vehicle. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has assumed conduct of the investigation.
IHIT is working closely with its partners at ICBC, the Langley RCMP, the BC Coroners Service, and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section.
IHIT investigators have determined that the vehicle was a Red Ford F150 with body-kit modifications. The victim is a Caucasian male, but further identification is pending. Information obtained in these early stages indicate that this was a targeted incident. The location of the burned vehicle and victim are not connected to the area they were found in. Investigators are continuing to analyze evidence and are determining if this is related to any of the ongoing conflicts in the lower mainland.
The investigation continues and IHIT is seeking public assistance. IHIT is asking for any one with dash cam who may have been driving along 200 Street and 82 Avenue around 6:45 pm on July 20. IHIT is also interested in the Red Ford F150.
“The Red Ford F150 has modifications and may have stood out,” said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, “we are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen it.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at email@example.com