Surrey RCMP respond to a suspicious death in the 18000-block of 12 Avenue in South Surrey. (Curtis Kreklau photo)

Surrey RCMP respond to a suspicious death in the 18000-block of 12 Avenue in South Surrey. (Curtis Kreklau photo)

VIDEO: IHIT investigating suspicious death in South Surrey

Roads closed at 12 Avenue and 28 Avenue

UPDATE: Integrated Homicide Investigation Team called to investigate after a man was found dead between 176 and 184 Streets, on 12 Avenue, shortly after 3:30 p.m., Thursday.

According to an RCMP news release issued at 9 p.m., officers are currently in the evidence gathering phase, and no further information will be provided at this time.

Several police investigators are on the scene in multiple locations in South Surrey Thursday afternoon to investigate a report of a suspicious death and a vehicle fire.

Police dogs are assisting with investigation on 184 Street, with officers cordoning off both 28 Avenue and 12 Avenue to traffic.

A news release issued 4:45 p.m. announced “two unfolding incidents” have resulted in road closures.

• 12 Avenue is closed between 184 Street and 176 Street, while police investigate a report of a suspicious death.

• 28 Avenue is closed between 184 Street and 188 Street, while police and fire crews attend to a vehicle fire.

“Both investigations are in their early stages. An update will be provided when more information is available,” the release said.

Police say further details and media availability will be handled by IHIT.

Surrey RCMP encouraged anyone with information regarding the investigation to call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or by emailing ihitinfo@rcmp.grc.gc.ca.

To remain anonymous, residents can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

RCMP canine unit was on scene Friday searching for evidence along 12 Avenue. (Aaron Hinks photo)

RCMP canine unit was on scene Friday searching for evidence along 12 Avenue. (Aaron Hinks photo)

RCMP canine unit was on scene Friday searching for evidence along 12 Avenue. (Aaron Hinks photo)

RCMP canine unit was on scene Friday searching for evidence along 12 Avenue. (Aaron Hinks photo)

VIDEO: IHIT investigating suspicious death in South Surrey