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Skull may have been a homeless squatter

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Homeless people used to live where a skull was discovered last week in Aldergrove, police said.

It is not known if the remains were one of the squatters who took up residence in some derelict military housing on the Department of National Defence property in the 26200 block of Robertson Crescent before the PMQs, or Personnel Married Quarters, were demolished.

The remains were discovered on the former housing site on Nov. 29 by two BC Hydro employees who were cutting tree branches to clear a power line.

The area where the skull was spotted was cordoned off by RCMP and military police, who found other bones and a wallet with I.D. near the site of the first discovery.

About 80 per cent of a skeleton was recovered.

It appears to be the body of a man of undetermined age who lay there undiscovered for more than a year, police beleive.

It is not clear if the death was suspicious.

The skeletal remains will be sent to Simon Fraser University for a forensic expert to assess early in the new year, RCMP said.

The examination could not be performed any sooner because the expert is  extremely busy.

Anyone with information that could help police with their investigation is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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