SURREY (NEWS1130) – Police are now confirming the body found in a car near an elementary school in Surrey last night is that of a man who vanished over the weekend.

Vimal Chand, 29, is the victim of the city’s latest homicide. His body was found near Hyland Elementary.

Vimal Chand

Chand had been missing since Saturday.

“We received a call from a civilian in the neighbourhood that they had seen the car parked on the street for three or four days. When he approached the car, he found a male lying in the car,” describes Sergeant Joe Johal.

There is a tarp over a car at the scene. Corporal Bari Emam with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says it’s too early to say whether Chand was killed in the car or if his body was left there.

“The vehicle is all we have that we’re looking into. We have cordoned off the scene. We will do a ground search of the area to determine if there’s anything that’s related to the crime outside the vehicle.”

Emam tells us the body may have been there for days.