THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) who had announced on Sunday that one of the three deaths linked to a house fire on Saturday in Langley it was investigating had been ruled a homicide, said on Monday that it could “potentially be looking at three homicides.”
On June 13, at around 5:30 p.m., the Langley RCMP were called to the 19600-block of Wakefield Drive where they discovered a house engulfed in flames. Police found a man’s body at the back of the residence with injuries indicative of homicide. He was identified as a resident of the home. Emergency responders located two additional bodies inside the house and their identities are not yet confirmed. IHIT is working with the B.C. Coroners Service to determine their cause of death.
IHIT is actively working with its partners from the Langley RCMP to complete investigative steps and the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and fire investigators to find the cause of the fire and collect physical evidence.
IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said that police had spoken to one man who managed to escape unhurt from the house and they may follow up with him with more questions. No charges have been laid.
Two vehicle were towed away and a drone was flown over the house that was extensively damaged.