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Update: Abbotsford police identify latest homicide victim as Clarence John Crothers

BC Ambulance Service and Abbotsford Police were called to a suspicious circumstance at an apartment complex in the 33000 block of Braun Ave.

Police located the victim, Clarence John Crothers 62, inside one of the units. Crothers was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death has not been released, investigators have only said the cause of death is consistent with a homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)
Update August 15th
Jeffrey Charles Halicki 50 has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Clarence John Crothers. Police said Halicki and Crothers were known to each-other, and that the homicide was not random.

Jaspreet Sidhu shot to death in Abbotsford

Police found 18 year old Jaspreet Sidhu on Friday August 4th at approximately 3:20pm, after he was shot and crashed his car through a fence and into an Abbotsford woman’s home on in the 32000 block of Oriole Crescent.

Sidhu was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said they believe the shooting was targeted, and that Sidhu was affiliated with gang activity.

One male suspect seen fleeing the scene and has been described as 5’11”, medium build, black pants, black hood w/ hood up and sunglasses.

Update Victim identified: Abbotsford death being investigated as a homicide

Abbotsford police responded to report of a suspicious circumstance at a home in the 2300 block of Cameron Cres, on May 31 at 1:45am.

Abbotsford patrol division rived at the home to find a deceased male. The Victim has not been identified, and police have no suspects at this time.

Anyone with information concerning
this investigation should contact the IHIT Tip Line at 1-877-551-4448
Update June 7th
The victim has been identified as Nektarios (Nektar) Pardalis, 41.


 Abbotsford had gone 68 days without a homicide. The homicide previous was Jaskarn Lally, on March 24th.

Daylight shooting takes the life of Jaskarn Lally

Abbotsford police were called to the 3500-block of Chase Street at about 4:30pm on March 24th on report of a shooting. 

The victim, Jaskarn Lally 20,  was found dead at his home. Cpl. Meghan Foster said in a news release “This outcome is another example of the risks associated with gang life, and those involved are not protected from the dangers of it.”

Police said they believe the shooting occurred at approximately 2:30pm, when a black Ford F150 truck was seen fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT

Joseph Kellington Victim of Targeted Homicide in Abbotsford, BC

The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has announced a targeted homicide in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The RCMP has provided little information on the case at this time; no victim identity or cause of death. The homicide took place in the 4500 block of Ross Road. IHIT asks if the public has information to call them.

Update: IHIT has updated the victim as 24 year old Joseph Kellington. Last seen on January 29. Anyone with information should contact IHIT.

Satkar Singh Sidhu fatally shot in Abbotsford

Abbotsford Police Department responded to a report of gunshots in the 30500-block of Steelhead Court on February 20th at around 9:30am.

Police arrived to find 23 year old Satkar Singh Sidhu suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite life saving efforts by paramedics Sidhu died at the scene.

Three men were seen fleeing the scene and were eventually stopped with a spike belt in Mission.

More to come…


Student killed in Abbotsford High-School stabbing

Police were called to Abbotsford Senior Secondary School at around 2pm on November 1st on report of a stabbing.

Staff members held the suspect as others were administering first aid to two injured girls. The girls were rushed to hospital where one died of her injuries. The other girl remains in stable condition.

Police has the suspect in custody, his name and age have not been released. Police did say the suspect did not attend Abbotsford Senior Secondary School .

more information will be added as it becomes available.

Update November 2

Gabriel Brandon Klein, 21, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of a 13 year old girl and aggravated assault in wounding the 14 year old girl. Police said that they believe the attack was random, and Mr. Klein doesn’t appear to have any connection to the victims.

The victim’s name has been released as Leitsha Reimer 13.

Gurdev “Dave” Hair identified at the victim of the Abbotsford homicide

Abbotsford police received a report of shots fired on Crown Court August 17th at around 9pm. The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe the attack was targeted.

The IHIT (Integrated Homicide Investigation Team)  reported on August 18th that the victim had been identified as Gurdev “Dave” Hair 45.

A man by the same name was wanted in a 2012 Kidnapping and torture of a 44 year old Mission BC man.

Guiseppe “Joe” Bengey Zecca dies from injuries, charges laid

Guiseppe Zecca, 38, was found at around 11 pm on May 10th by a passerby on an Abbotsford road. Zecca was suffering from a head wound along with other life threatening injuries. Paramedicis attended to Zecca however he died at the scene.

Andre Provencal 23, was arrested on May 11, and charged with assault with a weapon. On May 14, police arrested Shiloh Davidson 31, and charged him with second-degree murder.

Body of a man in his 30’s found in Blueberry field

Police received a call about a deceased male  just before 5 pm PT on May 3rd on a blueberry farm in rural Abbotsford.  Boota Poonia and his wife found the body, Poonia said the deceased was covered in blood and apparently 3 or 4 small holes in the body.

The victim has not been identified, but is believed to be in his 30’s.

Police have not released any other information regarding this case.