The woman whose body was found in a Burnaby park around midday on Monday appears to have met with foul play, police say.
"We’re investigating it as a homicide at this time," said Cpl. Dale Carr, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. "It appears as though there’s some level of foul play that caused this person’s death,"
A neighbourhood resident taking a walk saw the body in bushes near the corner of Piper Avenue and Winston Street and immediately called RCMP, Carr said.
He said the body did not appear to have been there a long time.
Police said an autopsy likely would be conducted Tuesday or Wednesday.
Last week, the body of a female was discovered in a park in North Vancouver.
An autopsy determined the woman found was in her 40s and was the victim of a homicide, although police would not say how she died.
Carr said there is no apparent reason to link the two slayings.