Mayor Watts calling for cameras after bodies found in Surrey
Surrey's mayor is considering closed circuit TV cameras (CCTV) and lighting on an isolated stretch of road where four bodies have been found in the last two months.
On Wednesday at 2 a.m. police found two bodies on a stretch of Colebrook Road near 125 A Street.
The body of a man was first found by police, then a search of the area turned up the body of a female.
The identities of the victims have not been determined, but Sgt. Jennifer Pound with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) says foul play is suspected.
Wednesday morning's discovery comes after the body of 26-six-year old Jaskaran Singh Sandhu was found in the area on Jan. 28. That murder was gang related, police say.
Then on Feb. 24, the charred remains of 29-year-old Amritpal Saran of Delta were found. He was known to police, but investigators don't believe the killing was gang related.
Pound said the bodies will have to be identified before it's determined if there's any connection between the discoveries.
Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said Wednesday the body count on Colebrook is unacceptable.
"It's absolutely unbelievable," Watts said. "There's obviously people that feel that stretch of isolated road is a place to dump a body."
She is now considering CCTV and lighting for the area so that those involved in illegal activity in the area will not be able to slink away undetetected.
Watts is meeting with Surrey's top cop, the city engineering department and residents of the area Wednesday to consider those measures.
The discovery of the two bodies brings the number of homicides in Surrey this year to 10. The average number of killings in this city over the last decade has been 13 annually.
IHIT will be on the scene throughout the day with the assistance of Surrey RCMP and the Integrated Forensics Identification Service (IFIS).
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.