The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called to Squamish on Sunday (Oct. 2) following the discovery of William Lim Woo's dead body on the side of a forestry road near Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
Hikers discovered the body on the Mamquam Forest Service Road at about 2 p.m. just across the river from the neighbourhood of Valleycliffe.
"It doesn't appear there was any attempt to conceal (the body)," Sergeant Jennifer Pound of IHIT said regarding reports that the body was discovered in plain view on the side of the logging road.
IHIT reported that Woo, 55, was a Surrey resident.
Media reports from the scene indicated that the man had been badly beaten and was left bound in duct tape.
According to Pound, the body was discovered about one kilometre from Highway 99 on a road commonly referred to as the MacBlo Road. Outdoor enthusiasts use the road on a regular basis. The investigation team has not confirmed these details.
An autopsy is being done to determine the cause of the man's death.
Anyone with information about this death is asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448).
The discovery of the body follows an incident in the downtown area on Sept. 22 in which a 45 year-old Squamish man was found badly beaten. According to Sergeant Wayne Pride of the Squamish RCMP the victim is expected to make a full recovery.
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