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Burned bodies in Summerland car linked to crash 300km away: police

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The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018.
The RCMP logo is based on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police 'E' Division Headquarters in Surrey, British Columbia. You can see it outside. Photo credit: DARRYL DYCK /THE CANADIAN PRESS

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia The cavalry has linked the discovery of two bodies in a burnt-out car in Summerland to the death of two people in Abbotsford the next day during a police pursuit.

The RCMP's Southeastern District Serious Crimes Division said investigators now believe the two men, who were found in the burnt-out car on August 6, were murdered. says.

They say a stolen vehicle that Abbotsford officers tried to stop him on August 7 was reported to police as being related to the death.

Abbotsford Police said the cruiser and the stolen Acura her Integra made contact during the chase.

The stolen car lost control and crashed, killing both the male driver and the female passenger.

A murder investigation is ongoing, police said. Yes, including identification of victims and the degree of involvement of stolen vehicles.

The B.C. police oversight agency, the Independent Investigation Service, also investigates police actions, including pursuits.

This Canadian Press report was first published on August 9, 2022.

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