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Human remains in burned car near Summerland linked to fatal Abbotsford crash

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New details have emerged regarding an incident over the weekend involving human remains found in a burned car in Summerland. – Aug 9, 2022

Two bodies found inside a burned vehicle in the South Okanagan died because of foul play, say police.

On Tuesday afternoon, the RCMP’s Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) issued an update on the investigation.

The bodies were found on Saturday morning, Aug. 6, after the Summerland Fire Department extinguished a vehicle fire on Garnet Valley Road.

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“Investigators now believe the two individuals in the vehicle died as a result of foul play, and a stolen vehicle was determined to be associated with this homicide,” said the SED MCU.

Police say on Aug. 7, the Abbotsford Police Dept. located a stolen vehicle that had been flagged as having a connection to the burned vehicle in Summerland.

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“As such, Abbotsford (Police Dept.) made attempts to stop the vehicle. During the pursuit, the stolen vehicle lost control and crashed on Maclure Road, fatally injuring the male driver and female passenger,” said police.

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The stolen vehicle that lost control and crashed in Abbotsford was a white 1991 Acura Integra. Police say the female passenger in that crash died at the scene, while the male driver died in hospital.

As for the Summerland vehicle — no information was released as to its make or model.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. They said they are still trying to identify the victims and determine the stolen vehicle’s involvement.

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