Update: Police investigate after human skull found in Aldergrove woods

Robertson Crescent remains closed as police investigate after a human skull was found on wooded military land in Aldergrove.

Through traffic remains closed on Robertson Crescent in Aldergrove after a human skull was found two days earlier. Police have been working around the clock for almost 48 hours, sifting through the crime scene.

Two workers pruning trees that were hindering BC Hydro power lines stumbled across the human skull on Department of National Defence land in Aldergrove. The DND owns over 1,200 acres in the area, surrounding their Pacific communications receiving base at Canadian Forces Naval Radio Section Aldergrove.

The discovery, confirmed by police on Wednesday, was made at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the 26200-block of Robertson Crescent, about midway between 264 and 256 streets on the south side of Robertson Crescent.

Police have confirmed that the skull is that of a human.

Generators to provide light have been set up in the neighbourhood and were used for the past two nights by crews of crime scene investigators. Ribbons of yellow police tape have marked out the perimeter of the investigation scene. DND personnel are also at the scene.

Langley RCMP spokesman Cpl. Holly Marks said that it’s too early to determine how long the skull has been at that location.

Investigators from Langley’s serious crime section are working with military police, and have been spending all day and night at the discovery site, continuing to scour the area and collect “any and all relevant evidence,” Marks said.

Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), go to www.solvecrime.ca, text message to the B.C. Hot Tip Line at CRIMES (274637), or by Facebook: www.facebook.com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers