Langley, BC: On October 26, 2016 just after 7:00 am, the Langley RCMP attended a report of human remains located in the 24300-block of Robertson Crescent. When police located the remains, it was apparent the deceased was male and died as a result of injuries consistent with foul play. The investigation was deemed a homicide, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation.
We understand that there will be many questions, but it is early in the investigation, and the release of information is limited until we can identify, and confirm the identity, of the victim. Investigators believe this to be targeted and linked to gang activity. Currently, investigators do not believe the location of the remains is where the homicide occurred.
Police strongly encourage anyone with information about this homicide to step forward. At this time, there is no evidence to confirm that this investigation is linked to other recent homicides or violent crimes, however, looking for linkages will be a part of our initial and on-going investigation.
IHIT is working closely with the Langley RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, the Township of Langley, and the BC Coroner’s Service to gather evidence, and to establish motive. Robertson Crescent between 240 and 244 Streets will remain closed for scene processing.
Cpl. Meghan Foster of IHIT says, “While there are currently no linkages between this homicide and other reported incidents of violence, the nature of this homicide causes us great concern for people involved with, or leading a lifestyle associated to gang activity or organized crime. As we’ve said before, we need people who may have information to step forward and help us protect our communities, and protect themselves.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
File # 2016-1864
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team