Murder victim's vehicle found torched in Burnaby

A Surrey murder victim’s vehicle that was sought by police was found on fire near Simon Fraser University in Burnaby early this morning.

According to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, Burnaby RCMP were called out at 2 a.m. for a vehicle on fire in the 9000-block of Ashgrove Crescent near SFU.

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“Confirmed to be 2017 blk Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk associated to Leonardo Ngo,” said a tweet from IHIT. “Jeep seized & will undergo thorough exam by #IHIT.”

Twenty-year-old Leonardo Ngo died of stab wounds on Aug. 6, following an altercation outside a townhouse in Surrey.

A second man was also stabbed, but is expected to survive.

Police found the second man when they were called to the scene on Monday, and Ngo arrived at hospital some time later but doctors could not save him.

Investigators had issued a public plea to find Ngo's Jeep.

They say Ngo was known to them and the attack was not random, so they are releasing his name in hopes that those who knew him will come forward to help police determine his activities just before he died.

- With files from Canadian Press


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