Abbotsford police investigating after a body was found inside a burning vehicle

Abbotsford police said firefighters were called to a vehicle fire in the 5300 block of Bates Road on November 15th at approximately 10:30 pm where they found an SUV fully engulfed.

Firefighters alerted police when a body was found in the SUV after the fire was extinguished. The victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released at this time.

The integrated homicide investigation team (IHIT) has taken over the investigation.

Update November 23rd.
The integrated homicide investigation team has identified the victim as 48-year-old Sukhdev Dhaliwal of Abbotsford.  Investigators are still waiting on autopsy reports to confirm the cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448) .