UPDATED: Body discovered inside burned trailer, witnesses say two children escaped

According to witnesses, children's hand were zap strapped together. Police have yet to confirm the report.

Police are investigating a fatal fire that occurred early Friday morning at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Mission.

A body was discovered in the burned out remains of a trailer home in Mission early Friday morning.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in by the Mission RCMP and are on scene investigating the death.

While it has not been confirmed by police, witnesses at the park said two children escaped the blaze through the back window. The children, reportedly, had their hands zap strapped together. Witnesses say they were taken to hospital.

The incident began at approximately 3 a.m. on Friday (April 17). A 911 caller reported a trailer fire in the Green Acres Trailer Park on Shook Road by Hatzic Lake.

When firefighters arrived, the building was fully engulfed. Responders discovered a body inside.

Mission RCMP sealed off access to the park, limiting entry to residents only.

Few details have been released by police as the investigation continues.

One resident told the media they were permitted to leave the park, but police could not guarantee when they could return home, depending on the IHIT investigation.

Todd Sund lives beside the trailer that burned down and he said he didn’t hear anything before hand.

“All I heard was a neighbour knocking on my door to get out,” he said.

He moved quickly and evacuated his home. Then he took a close look at the fire.

“It was fully engulfed by the time I got out. A neighbour tried to get in the back window there, but no. It was just engulfed,” said Sund.

The fire was so strong that the siding on Sund’s trailer melted as well.

A resident of the park for the last 22 years, Sund said he knew the woman who lived next store, but just enough to say hello.

“I think she had a daughter that lived there,” he said.

Police have not identified the body or said whether it is a male of female.

Sund said the residents of the trailer park are still coping with the situation.

“We’re upset, I mean, there’s someone in there that you kind of know.”

Residents are allowed to remain in the park, but are not permitted near the area of the fire.

Last year, a similar investigation took place in Mission when a body was discovered in a burned out trailer.

More to come.

 

 

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