British Columbia

IHIT investigating body found inside burned vehicle in Surrey, B.C.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says it's too early to tell whether the act was targeted or random.

Road was closed along 24th Avenue between 184th and 188th streets for investigation

It’s too early to tell if the homicide is a random event or a targeted act of violence, says IHIT media relations officer Meghan Foster. (CBC)

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and RCMP are looking into the suspicious death of a person who was found inside a burned SUV in Surrey. B.C.

Around 12:20 a.m. PT on Wednesday morning, police responded to reports of a vehicle on fire at the 18700 block of 24th Avenue.

When they arrived, a body was found inside the SUV.

Cpl. Meghan Foster, IHIT's media relations officer, said the team can confirm the individual was a victim of homicide, She said they have not been able to identify the victim or determine whether the homicide was a random event or a targeted act of violence.

Officers closed off 24th and 25th Avenue between 184th and 188th streets to investigate.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police.