Kamloops RCMP said missing person Mohd Abdullah is believed to be a victim of homicide, following an autopsy Tuesday March 22nd.
Mr. Abdullah was located deceased inside a vehicle on the 1600-block of Monterey Place on March 17th. Mr. Abdullah, 60, was reported missing after he failed to attend work on March 14. He was last heard from on March 11, 2022.
Police are seeking witnesses who may have seen Mr. Abdullah on Friday March 11, and anytime afterwards, prior to the discovery of his body on March 17.
Sgt. Baird of Kamloops RCMP said the victim usually travelled by foot, or took public transit. He was described as: 5’8, 126 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.
Investigators also continue to seek information on the movements of a white rental van last week in Kamloops and surrounding rural areas and communities, including Barriere, Clearwater, Valemount, Savana, Cache Creek, and other spots along those corridors.
The van is described as:
white rental van
BCLP PJ 9131
company markings and logos
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-8565.
Update: Local Kamloops Lawyer Rogelio Butch Bagabuyo, 54, has been accused of placing the remains of Thompson Rivers University instructor Mohd Abdullah in a plastic bin and has subsequently been charged with one count of interfering with a dead body.
Police have not said if he was involved in the homicide.