Body discovered in suspected arson on Mission property

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating after a body was discovered on a Mission property that was found on fire early Saturday morning.

On August 8, at around 2 a.m., emergency responders were called to a fire at a property in the 30800-block of Gunn Avenue in Mission. Once the fire was extinguished, human remains were found inside the building. The circumstances surrounding the fire and the body that was found were suspicious and IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

IHIT is currently working with its partners from the Mission RCMP and the Integrated Forensic Identification Services to complete priority tasks, and the B.C. Coroners Service that is conducting a concurrent investigation to determine identification and cause of death.

“We are in the beginning stages of the investigation and we need witnesses and drivers with dashcam video to come forward,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “Our priority now is to determine the identity of our victim.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).