Milner murder home burns down

A suspicious fire burned the Glover Road home early Thursday.

A home in the 6400 block of Glover Road was the scene of a double murder last month and on Thursday morning it was set ablaze. The fire is suspicious, say police.

A home in the 6400 block of Glover Road was the scene of a double murder last month and on Thursday morning it was set ablaze. The fire is suspicious, say police.

The Milner farmhouse where a double murder took place last month has burned to the ground under suspicious circumstances, say Langley RCMP.

Around 1:15 a.m. Thursday, Township firefighters were called to the now vacant home located in the 6400 block of Glover Road.

Fire crews from both the Township and City brought water to the rural property and tried to douse the flames but the roof had already collapsed and the building was destroyed.

Fire investigators were still on scene as of Thursday afternoon.

On June 23 at 2:30 a.m., Langley RCMP responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute at a home in the 6400 block of Glover Road. When they arrived, five people were standing outside the home and the inside was heavily doused with bear spray, said Pound.

Two men were inside the home. One had already died from gunshot wounds and the other was critically injured. One of the victims in the shooting was rushed to hospital in critical condition, but he passed away days later.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the two victims. The man found dead of gunshot wounds has been identified as 27-year-old Gordon Spencer. The man who later died in hospital has been identified as Bruce Mayo, 25.

Neither of the deceased were residents of the rented home.

After the murders, the home was vacated and no one had been living there, but there has been at least two candlelight vigils at the home recently, said Langley RCMP Sgt. Ravinder Pawar.

Langley RCMP serious crimes advised IHIT of the fire, he said.

Five people were arrested at the scene, four men and one woman, believed to be between the ages of 17 to 22 years old. They have been interviewed and released without charges.

Less than a day after the murder, a web page has started for Spencer to help raise funds for the children he leaves behind. According to the website he also leaves behind a fiance.

Langley RCMP have been to that house before, said IHIT Sgt. Jennifer Pound.

IHIT has gathered all the evidence it needs from the now destroyed home but no arrests have been made and IHIT hasn’t discussed a motive. Comments on The Times website have indicated that the men shot and killed had come to the rental home to rob the people inside.

There is no police statement to back those comments.



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