|Police tape. (QMI Agency file photo)
VANCOUVER -- Another two bodies have been found on a stretch of Surrey, B.C., road that homicide police say may be a possible dumping ground.
On Wednesday, Mounties doing patrols discovered the most recent bodies — a man and a woman — pushing the count to four victims found so far along Colebrook Road since late January.
RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said officers are patrolling “as often as possible, all time of day and night” and have increased patrols ever since the first discovery.
Police are talking with city officials to increase lighting and possibly place surveillance cameras along the stretch, which has seen “all kinds of criminal activities” in the past because of its isolation.
“We are doing everything we can to keep our community as safe as possible,” Paquet said. “Although this stretch of road has a history we’re very familiar with, we have not seen anything at this level before.”
Surrey Mayor Diane Watts arrived on scene Wednesday morning to confirm the discovery for herself.
She said staff members have been instructed to study the street and find the best angles to place cameras. Watts also met with police and area residents.
The latest victims haven’t been identified.
The two previous victims, found in separate cases, are Jaskaran Singh Sandhu, 26, and Amritpal Saran, 29. Police believe Sandhu was targeted and that it was possible his death was gang related.
In the Saran case, the body was burned and possibly dumped at the scene.
Both of the identified deceased lived in the Lower Mainland and were known to police. Causes of death have not been released.