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RCMP Cpl. Nycki Basra briefs reporters yesterday on the discovery of a female body at an apartment complex in Richmond Tuesday afternoon.

The body of an unidentified woman discovered in a Richmond apartment complex Tuesday afternoon could be Metro Vancouver’s first homicide of 2008.

Richmond RCMP officers were sent to 8088 Spires Gate after receiving a call concerning a sudden death, and after assessing the crime scene, called in the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Cpl. Nycki Basra, at Richmond RCMP headquarters yesterday, said investigators suspect she was murdered.

"Once we have confirmed the deceased’s identity, as well as notify the family, further details will be released," Basra said.

The Spires Gate complex had yellow police tape stretched across the entry to its underground parkade yesterday as RCMP Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Section officers conducted scene examinations.


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