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Body found in South Burnaby

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Police are investigating after a body was found Friday in the bushes off Fareham Avenue and Elwell Street in South Burnaby.

Just after 9 a.m. on Dec. 2, Burnaby RCMP received a 911 call of a body being found near George Derby Conservation Area, adjacent to Robert Burnaby Park.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken over the investigation and were at the scene throughout the weekend.

The sex of the victim, cause of death and how long the body has been in the area will be determined and confirmed through an autopsy. The victim's identity is not known.

IHIT is asking anyone with information on the suspicious death to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT(4448), email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or, to remain anonymous, provide the tip at solvecrime.ca or 1-800-222-8477.

wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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