The body of a deceased man found near Hope has been identified as a Prince George resident.
RCMP say the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment responded to a report of a deceased man on a forest service road north of Hope on the morning of April 20th, 2017.
Police quickly determined it was a homicide, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in to investigate.
The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Michael Walter Bonin of Prince George. Police say the homicide appears to be targeted, and are working to determine the events leading up to his murder.
Investigators aren’t sure if where his body was found was also where he was killed.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers.