Mar 13, 2013 / 7:08 pm
The body count in British Columbia's fastest growing city is growing again, after Surrey police discovered two more bodies along a secluded rural road known for harbouring shady criminal activity.
Surrey has had eight murders since the beginning of 2013, more than double the rate of neighbouring big city Vancouver.
Four of those bodies have turned up at the same isolated site on Colebrook Road in the past six weeks, a statistic that has Mayor Dianne Watts "very concerned".
"It's a magnet for people who want to conduct criminal activity," she said.
Watts said she'll be meeting with residents and police to determine what can be done to increase security in the area.
"It's been a problem area," Watts said. "Whether it's kids congregating down there and having a party, or somebody dumping something ... as a city we're looking at (installing) lighting and cameras in that area."
The RCMP has increased its police presence in the past few weeks to prevent the area from becoming a hot spot for body disposal, Watts says, which is perhaps why cops were so quick to find the latest bodies
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