The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on the 5300-block of Bates Road investigating the scene of a body found inside a burning SUV on Nov. 15. Bates Road is blocked off from Harris and Townshipline Road. (Patrick Penner photo.)

Body found after SUV found fully engulfed in flames in Abbotsford field

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have been called in

Homicide investigators have been called into Abbotsford after a body was found in a burned-out SUV in a field late Friday.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle on fire in the 5300 block of Bates Road, where the body was found inside after the flames were doused.

The death is being treated as suspicious.

Bates Road is blocked off between Townshipline and Harris roads.

The location is on a secluded section of the road between large farm properties – an area that has been home to criminal activity before.

The body of 24-year-old Alexander Blanarou was found dead of a gunshot wound in the field adjacent to the same section of Bates Road in December of 2017. Close to 30 containers of suspected drug-lab material were found dumped in the same area in April, 2015.

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have yet to provide any details on the probe.

More to come.


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