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RCMP investigating suspicious death near Hope, B.C.

RCMP say they were called to a rural forest service road near Hope, B.C., around 7:30 a.m., where they found a body.

Homicide unit has been called

Police say they were called to a rural service road near Hope, B.C., where a body was found. They say the death is suspicious and the homicide unit has been called to the scene. (The Canadian Press)

Police are investigating after finding a body near Hope, B.C., on Thursday morning.

RCMP say they were called to a rural forest service road in the area around 7:30 a.m.

The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called, and in a news release, RCMP called the death "suspicious."

Police say they are still gathering evidence, and the area will be cordoned off until Thursday evening.

Hope is in the eastern Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, at the junction of Highways 1, 3 and Highway 5 — also known as the Coquihalla.