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IHIT called to investigate homicide after body found in burned vehicle in Surrey

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in to investigate after a body was found in a burned vehicle in Surrey Wednesday morning.

Police were first called at 12:20 a.m. to the 18700-block of 24 Avenue to reports of a vehicle on fire.

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When they arrived, they found a body inside the burned SUV.

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Cpl. Meghan Foster with IHIT said they believe the death was a homicide and they are working to identify the victim. They are also working to determine whether the fatal attack was a targeted or random event

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The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call 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, contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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