Man found dead in rural area of Abbotsford identified

A man found dead in a rural area of Abbotsford, B.C. has been identified by homicide investigators.

The body of Joseph Kellington, 24, was found in the 4500 block of Ross Road just after 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Mission resident had been reported missing on Jan. 31.

He was last seen in the Abbotsford area two days before that, according to a statement.

Police said Kellington was known to police and his death appears to be a targeted incident. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said the killing hasn't been linked to gang violence.

Cpl. Meghan Foster said anyone who saw or spoke with Kellington after Jan. 29 should call 1-877-551-4448 or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.