Missing Fijian-Canadian Found Dead In Parked Car Near Surrey School

Investigators say Vimal Chand was founded murdered in a car near a Surrey elementary school Wednesday.

SURREY – The missing Fijian-Canadian man has been found dead in his car near an elementary school in Surrey.

Surrey RCMP responded to a call of body inside a car on Tuesday evening and found the body of Vimal Chand, who had been reported missing by his family earlier in the week.

Initial response and subsequent investigation by the Surrey RCMP determined that this case was likely a homicide and IHIT was called.

“I can confirm that the body of the young man located inside the car was that of 29 year old Vimal Chand of Surrey,” says Corporal Bari EMAM of IHIT.

The IHIT Team said it appears the Chand was murdered.

The body was discovered by a passerby. Neighbours indicate the car had been parked in the area near Hyland Elementary School for four days.

A source close to Chand’s family confirmed with CTV News that his body had been found. His family reported him missing earlier this week.

Chand reportedly hadn’t been seen since Saturday night at his parents’ home.

Officials have provided little information so far on how Chand may have been killed.

Chand had a criminal record, including a conviction for assault with a weapon.

But his sister told CBC News he was a family man who hadn’t been leading a high-risk lifestyle.

Chand was reported missing on February 17th and was last seen leaving the family home in the 13100 block of 111th Avenue by family members on February 16th in the early evening hours.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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