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Homicide team now investigating after human remains found in torched car in Abbotsford

Body discovered early Sunday morning after blaze extinguished on Riverside Street
Riverside Street between Townshipline and Hallert roads was blocked off Sunday (Dec. 5), as investigators collected evidence following the discovery of human remains in a car fire. (Facebook photo)

The investigation into a body found in a burned-out car in Abbotsford on Sunday morning is now being led by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

Both the Abbotsford Police Department and IHIT posted the information to their social media feeds at about 10:45 a.m. Monday (Dec. 6).

RELATED: Human remains found after vehicle fire extinguished on rural Abbotsford road

Abbotsford patrol officers responded at 2:42 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 5) to a car fire in the 5000 block of Riverside Street.

After firefighters put out the blaze, human remains were found in the vehicle, and the road was blocked off between Hallert and Townshipline roads.

IHIT has not yet released any further information, including whether they know the identity of the victim or the type of vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448.

–with files from Patrick Penner

Vikki Hopes

About the Author: Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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