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Death of man found on road in Abbotsford now deemed suspicious

Body found May 8 on North Parallel Road was initially labelled hit-and-run

Police say they have now identified a body found Saturday (May 8) on North Parallel Road as a 55-year-old Abbotsford man.

The man’s name is not being released, and police say the death is being treated as suspicious.

Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bird said major crime detectives are still investigating the incident and are working to determine the cause of death.

She said initial indications are that the incident is not linked to gang activity.

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“The BC Coroners Service is conducting a parallel investigation to determine how, where and when the victim died,” Bird said.

The man was not homeless, according to a post on the Abbotsford Police Department’s Facebook page.

Initial reports indicated that a body had been found at 6 a.m. Saturday in the 38000 block of North Parallel Road and that it was being investigated as the fatal hit-and-run collision of a pedestrian.

Anyone with information or who has CCTV or dashcam footage of the area is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 22973 (abbypd).

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