February 17, 2018

Family of murder victim launches lawsuit

A lawyer for the federal government is asking a BC Supreme Court judge to  dismiss a lawsuit launched by the family of a murder victim. Had it not been for a botched response by the RCMP, Lisa Dudley might still be alive today. The 37 year old and her boyfriend were gunned down in their home in Mission in 2008, but the RCMP failed to … [Read more...]

Surrey murder victim identified

The man found dead in the 12100 block of Colebrook Road in Surrey on the weekend has been identified as 29 year old Amritpal Saran of Delta. He was known to police, but had no known gang connection. This is Surrey's eighth murder of the year.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Avalanche victim identified

The BC Coroners Service has identified the man killed in an avalanche near Revelstoke on Friday. 24 year old Holger Achim Fritz was originally from Stuttgart, Germany. Recently he had been living and working in the Revelstoke area. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Body of avalanche victim recovered

Search crews have recovered the body of a man -- who died Friday in an avalanche in southeast BC. He was among three skiers caught up in the slide, which happened in the backcountry near the Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Companions managed to rescue the other two skiers. RCMP say the victim's name and hometown won't be made public until … [Read more...]

Dead woman found roadside likely victim of hit and run

Abbotsford Police have an update on the body found on the side of Riverside Road on Monday, and it appears to have been a hit-and-run. Police say the body of the victim, a 34-year-old South Asian woman, has significant injuries on her rear torso. They say those are consistent with having been hit by a car. Police believe the driver, and any … [Read more...]

Surrey man victim of miscarriage of justice

The Criminal Justice Branch says a Surrey man who was convicted of sexual assault in 2005 was the victim of a miscarriage of justice, and two other men have now been charged in the crime. Spokesperson Neil MacKenzie says Gurdev Singh Dhillon was not provided with material evidence relating to other suspects at his trial. But MacKenzie says it's now … [Read more...]

Police identify victim of deadly fight

Vancouver Police have identified 59 year old Michael Charles Gregory of Vancouver as the man found severly injured at Commercial Drive and Venables street on Saturday.   He died later in hospital. It's believed Gregory had been involved ina fight with another man. A 27 year old man was taken into custody, but no charges have been … [Read more...]

Memorial service held for crash victim

A memorial service has been held for an SFU student who was killed in Friday's crash on the Georgia Viaduct. Friends gathered together at Restoration Church at Surrey's SFU campus to remember Mwekwa Kaongwa. The 25 year old was an engineering student at SFU and was living on campus with his younger brother Chisha, who was not in the vehicle during … [Read more...]

Surrey murder victim survived earlier attack

Homicide investigators say the man found dead in a Surrey ditch yesterday morning was Jaskaran Singh Sandhu from the Lower Mainland. Police say the 26 year old was known to them and his death was a targetted attack - possibly gang related - but they haven't confirmed the motive. Officers are still at the scene in the 12300 block of Colebrook … [Read more...]

Vancouver murder victim involved in drug trade

Vancouver Police have confirmed the city's first murder of the year was targeted, but they're not convinced it was gang-related. The victim was a 19 year old man from Vancouver who was attacked at Elgin Street near 47th Avenue last night around 10:30. He died from injuries caused by a sword, but that weapon has not been recovered. Police say three … [Read more...]