The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating after Squamish RCMP were alerted on June 14th to a burnt-out vehicle on the Cheekye Forest Service Road with a male victim inside.

Squamish RCMP Corporal Sascha Banks says that due to the difficulty of fire investigations and the suspicious nature of the incident IHIT had been brought it from the onset; “It has now been determined the male’s death was a homicide and IHIT has taken conduct of the file in conjunction with the Squamish RCMP and the BC Coroner’s Service”.

The male remains unidentified but the vehicle the man was found in was a 2000 red GMC Yukon XL. IHIT is requesting anyone with information about the male or the vehicle contact them. Authorities are also asking for information from anyone who many have witnessed suspicious activity on the Cheekye Forest Service Road between June 13th and June 14th.

In a statement police say the investigation is in the ‘early stages and the risk to the public, if any, has yet to be determined’.

If you have any information you’re asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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