UPDATE: Body found inside burned-out car in Port Renfrew

The grisly discovery was made Tuesday morning. Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit assisting with investigation

RCMP checking on a burned-out car on the Pacheedaht First Nation in Port Renfrew found a body inside.

The grisly discovery was made Tuesday morning.

“At this point it does look like foul play,” said RCMP Cpl. Janelle Shoihet.

“It seems uncharacteristic that someone would burn themselves in the car, but we won’t rule that out as a possibility until we have definitive evidence that’s the case.”

Shoihet said a passerby came across the burned out car, a grey 2004 Pontiac Grand AM, and called police.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, along with the B.C. Coroners Service, is assisting with the investigation.

The remains have not been identified. The condition of the body may make identification difficult, Shoihet said.

Additional details were not available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 250-642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

More details will be reported when they are released.

See RCMP press release here.

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