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Langley homicide targeted and linked to gang activity: IHIT

Dismembered body found in rural Langley
WATCH: RCMP made a horrifying discovery Wednesday that has a Langley neighbourhood on edge. A dismembered body was found along a rural roadside. As John Hua reports, this discovery was made a short distance from where a senior member of the Hells Angels was found murdered.

Police are keeping a stretch of rural road in Langley closed to continue their investigation after finding a dismembered male body on Wednesday morning.

Langley police arrived on the scene on Robertson Crescent, between 240 and 244 at 7 a.m. and located the deceased man. Police determined the injuries were consistent with foul-play and identified it as a homicide.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has took over the investigation and believe it to be targeted and linked to gang activity. Investigators do not believe the location of the body is where the homicide took place.

WATCH: Cpl. Meghan Foster with the Homicide Investigation Team confirmed that the remains of a man were found along a rural road in Langley early Wednesday.

Presser: IHIT on dismembered body found in Langley
Presser: IHIT on dismembered body found in Langley

No other information is being released at this time until police identify the victim.

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Neighbours in the area say this is disturbing and unnerving. They are especially concerned given the fact that 10 days ago, a 56-year-old Burnaby man who was a senior member of the Hells Angels was found dead about 10 minutes drive away.

While the investigation is still in the early stages, IHIT said this case is currently not linked to any other homicides. However as the gathering of evidence continues, they will be looking at linkages as part of their investigation.

The road will be closed for the “foreseeable future” and police are asking drivers to consider other routes.

Police are asking anyone with information about the homicide to call IHIT or Crime Stoppers.

WATCH: Police are investigating a disturbing crime in Langley this afternoon. A dismembered body was discovered on Robertson Crescent near 240th. John Hua has reaction from the community.

Dismembered body discovered on side of Langley road
Dismembered body discovered on side of Langley road