Woman killed near Boston Bar, homicide team appeals for tips

One man has been arrested and released and a van seized as the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team probes the death of a woman whose body was found by the highway just outside of Boston Bar. Catherine Urquhart reports.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the Chilliwack, Hope or Boston Bar area on Wednesday for information to help solve a homicide.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is probing the death of a Caucasian woman in her late 20s who was found dead near Highway 1, about 2.5 kilometres north of Boston Bar on Wednesday evening.

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IHIT work to identify woman found dead near Boston Bar
IHIT work to identify woman found dead near Boston Bar

Police were called to the area around 7:45 p.m. when someone discovered the body. A man was arrested at the scene, but homicide investigators have spoken with him and he has since been released.

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Investigators also seized a white, 1994 Chevrolet Astro van with distinct markings and stickers on it that they believe is associated with the death.

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Homicide investigators have yet to identify the victim.IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said police badly want to speak with anyone who saw the van driving on Wednesday or has dashcam video of it.

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He said police are trying to establish what direction the van was travelling, along with a timeline for when and where it was.

They’re also hoping witnesses may have seen someone in the van with the victim.

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The victim’s identity has not yet been released. Jang said police were working to ensure they had a “positive identification,” at which point they will notify next of kin.

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However, he said a photo and name would be released “very soon,” at which point investigators want to speak with anyone who knew her.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at, or contact Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

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