Body found at Langley, B.C., building explosion not a homicide: police

LANGLEY, B.C. — Investigators have determined that a body found at the scene of an explosion in Langley, B.C., was not murder.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says in a statement that police came to the conclusion along with the BC Coroners Service, although it didn't explain why.

Mounties and firefighters responded to the explosion in an outbuilding on a property in rural Langley on Sunday.

The homicide team was called to the scene after the human remains were found by firefighters.

The investigation is being transitioned back to Langley Mounties now that a homicide has been ruled out.

The statement says the RCMP will continue its work to determine what caused the explosion.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2023.

The Canadian Press