SURREY (NEWS1130) – A body has been found off of Surrey’s Colebrook Rd near 125 St; the death has been ruled a homicide and Surrey RCMP have relinquished investigative duties to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

The body was found burned, but investigators aren’t saying much else including the victim’s gender, how long it may have been at that location or possible cause of death.

“It is something that will come out of the autopsy eventually and some indication maybe at the initial examination but that’s something to come later,” says IHIT Corporal Barri Emam.

The body was discovered in a muddy, water-logged area, which in itself makes the investigation even more difficult.

“Of course it makes it more challenging for us but our investigators are experienced in this area and have dealt with such cases in the past,” says Emam.

Colebrook Rd is the same street that the body of Jaskaran Singh Sandhu was found on at the end of January, but the two crime scenes are kilometres apart. Sandhu was known to police.