Police were called after a passerby discovered a badly burnt body.

Update: Burned body is Edmonton man

Body found by passerby near freeway on Tuesday morning is that of David Lam of Edmonton, known to police.

The badly burned body discovered at the side of the road, south of Highway One, in the 24700 block of 64 Avenue on Tuesday morning is that of Edmonton resident David Thanh Lam.

The 34-year-old murder victim was known to police and has a criminal record dating back to 1998, confirm the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

His family have been notified.

“The cause of death will remain holdback evidence and while the motive has not been confirmed, investigators believe it to be linked to criminal activity,” said IHIT Sgt. Jennifer Pound.

“Evidence in the early stages suggested that the individual was a victim of homicide,” said Pound earlier.

A passerby found the human remains and called Langley RCMP around 10:30 a.m.

An autopsy was performed Thursday (today.)

Several police vehicles and what appeared to be forensic officers could be seen behind police tape at the bottom of a small dip in the road where it connected to 248 Street, just before the Highway 1 overpass.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477

 

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