IHIT Investigating Body Found in a Vehicle on Cheekeye Forest Road

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A stock photo of the 2000 Red GMC Yukon XL

IHIT is investigating a body found in a vehicle on Cheekeye Forest Road in Squamish. On June 14th, 2017, Squamish RCMP responded to a complaint of a burned vehicle on the Cheekye Forest Road just North of Squamish. When police arrived they located a male victim inside the vehicle.

“Due to the difficulty of fire investigations and the suspicious nature of the incident IHIT was engaged from the onset” stated Cpl. Sascha Banks.  It has now been determined the male’s death was a homicide and IHIT has taken conduct of the file in conjunction with the Squamish RCMP and the BC Coroner’s Service.

The male remains unidentified but the vehicle he was located in was determined to be a 2000 red GMC Yukon XL.  IHIT is requesting anyone with information about the male or the vehicle to contact them.  As well, they are asking for information from anyone who saw any suspicious activity on the Cheekye Forest Road between June 13th, 2017 and June 14th, 2017.

This investigation is in the early stages and the risk to the public, if any, has yet to be determined.  When more details are gathered and if there is a need to notify the public, a media release will be provided.

Those with information are asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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