VIDEO: Decomposing body found in abandoned Abbotsford home

Police and coroner investigating cause of death

Abbotsford police discovered a decomposing body in a run-down abandoned home Friday evening.

Police found the body in the bedroom of the house in the 1400 block of McCallum Road around 11:30 p.m. Friday. They say the home was “in a state of disarray, was unsecured, and without power.” Const. Ian MacDonald said there is not an extensive history of police being called to that residence.

The body is so decomposed, the person’s sex cannot be determined at this time, MacDonald said. He said the body is in Stage Four decomposition.

During the fourth stage of decomposition, classroom.synonym.com explains, “most of the body’s soft tissues have decomposed, leaving bones, hair, cartilage and an accumulation of wet, sticky material called byproducts of decay.”

MacDonald said somebody tipped police off to the presence of the body. He said he could not share any more information regarding who the individual was or how they knew.

The Abbotsford Police Department’s major crime unit and the coroner are working together to try to determine the cause of death and whether or not it is suspicious.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call the major crime unit at (604) 859-5225 or text 222973 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is a breaking news story. More to come.

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