A 24-year-old man is in custody in connection with the death of another man in Langley, B.C., says Metro Vancouver's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.


Police in Langley, B.C., taped off part of a neighbourhood north of the Willowbrook area following a homicide. (Dan Burritt/CBC)

IHIT spokeswoman Sgt. Jenn Pound said the homicide scene is a house near the intersection of 198 Street and 69 Avenue, just north of the Willowbrook area in Langley.

A man's body was found in the basement after a 911 call drew police to the house at around 7:30 a.m. PT Monday. Soon after, police identified a potential suspect, but that person led police on a car chase toward Abbotsford.

264 Street and 48 Avenue, LangleyThe sites of a homicide (left), and an arrest (right)

Langley RCMP Insp. Amrick Virk said a helicopter pilot performing surveying work in the area spotted the suspect's vehicle during the chase and relayed that information to police.

A number of private aircraft operators based at the Langley Airport also volunteered to assist police, Virk said.

The pursuit ended approximately 20 kilometres away, on 264th Street near 48th Avenue, where police forced the suspect's vehicle off the road. An RCMP cruiser was damaged in the process.


Police blocked off 264th Street in Langley after a potential homicide suspect led officers on a vehicle chase Monday. The suspect's vehicle was later forced off the road. (CBC)

Officers blocked off a stretch of 264th Street south of Highway 1 and north of Fraser Highway for several hours, beginning at around 10:00 a.m. PT, as snow began covering the ground.

The suspect, who is known to police, was arrested at the scene.

Police are trying to determine the man's relationship with the victim.

Police have not released details on the cause of death.

With files from the CBC's Dan Burritt