Update: Victim identified as missing man – Burnaby police are investigating a homicide after human remains were found in a vehicle

Burnaby RCMp were called to the 5000-block of Thorne Avenue for a report that human remains had been located in a vehicle on July 29th.

Police have not released the sex or identity of the victim and said they do not believe the death to be a random act of violence.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is now working with Burnaby RCMP on the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448).

Update August 1st
Police have identified the deceased as Randy Joseph Chan, 23, of Coquitlam. Randy reported missing on July 24th and was last seen on July 21.st. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The 2020 BC Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims is available here!