Const. Ian MacDonald of the Abbotsford Po0lice Department (APD) this morning denied reports that a body bag was removed from the home on Gladys Avenue into which AFRS officers in Hazmat suits broke into in Thursday.
According to MacDonald the two reports received by Abbotsford Today were untrue.
Body Removed From Home On Gladys
Abbotsford Today has received two independent reports, one from an eyewitness, that a body bag was removed from the house at 34183 Gladys Avenue which Abbotsford Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS) and the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) entered by force Thursday afternoon.
Today was told the body bag was removed from the house after the media left the scene.
We have contacted the APD but, A/O 11:00 pm, July 4, we have no confirmation of those reports.
According to the Abbotsford News, “… officers wore the protective suits because the home … is known to contain asbestos and mold.”
The News also reported, “That property was cleaned up in February 2013, following numerous complaints from neighbours about the mountain of garbage on the site and squatters camped out on the land.”
Some members of the homeless community have expressed concern that the remains removed may be one of their own.
We will update the story as it evolves.