The identity of a man found dead in a burned vehicle in Metro Vancouver last week has been released by investigators.
As previously reported, around 7 p.m. on July 21, Langley RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 8200 block of 197th Street in Langley.
After the fire was extinguished, an unidentified individual was found dead inside the vehicle, which was a “distinct” red Ford F-150 which had body-kit modifications, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
Today (July 27), IHIT identified the victim as 36-year-old Christopher Roy from Vancouver.
IHIT stated in a news release that Roy was known to police, had a criminal record, and was connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.
According to IHIT, investigators believe that it was a targeted incident.
As the investigation is continuing on, IHIT is working with the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and Langley RCMP in analyzing evidence and interview witnesses.
“There are associates of Mr. Roy who knew of his activities prior to his death,” IHIT Sgt. David Lee stated in a news release. “We ask for those people to come forward.”
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact IHIT by calling the information line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email.