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Homicide investigators called to Langley after body found inside a burned pickup

Police say an area around 197th Street and 82nd Ave. in Langley will be cordoned off as officers investigate. Global News

Homicide investigators were called to Langley after a body was found inside a burned pickup truck.

Police say they responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the area of 197th Street and 82nd Ave. around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Mounties say once the flames were extinguished a body was discovered inside of a burned red Ford f-150 pickup truck with body-kit modifications.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating.

Investigators said the victim is a Caucasian male, but further identification is pending.

Investigators went on to say early evidence suggests it was a targeted event and they are working to determine if it is connected to any ongoing conflicts in the Lower Mainland.

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Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call RCMP.

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