Homicide investigators were called to Langley Tuesday after a body was discovered on a dead-end road near the 248th Street highway overpass.
The body was found around the 24700 block of 64th Avenue at about 10:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Jennifer Pound, the spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
A passerby apparently found the remains and called the Langley RCMP, who called in IHIT to take over the investigation.
By the mid-afternoon Tuesday, investigators had set up two tents at the bottom of a steep hill, on either side of the road.
Several investigators at the site were examining the ground with flashlights under and near the tented areas.
Pound said the body was burned.
â€œDue to the remains being badly burned, there are a number of answers we require in order to move forward with this homicide investigation,â€ said Pound.
She said there was very little information police could release as of mid-week. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, and IHIT would rely on that to provide more details about the victimâ€™s identity, she said.
Pound did not say if the victim was male or female, or if it is thought to be linked to any missing persons cases in Langley or around the Lower Mainland.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477