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Surrey stabbing victim Troy Clysdale dies of injuries

Surrey police were called to the scene of a stabbing on September 14th at around 2pm in the area of 135th Street and 108th Avenue.

Police found Troy Clysdale 49, and another man who were both suffering from stab wounds. Clysdale was in serious condition and was rushed to hospital where he died on September 15th. The other man is expected to survive.

Boni-Muhammed Mutawakel 20, was arrested feeling the scene and has been charged with aggravated assault.  RCMP have been consulting with the Crown Counsel on the charges being upgraded to homicide.

UPDATE: 52 year old woman shot to death in Chilliwack

RCMP responded to report of a shooting on September 2nd at around 8pm on Chilliwack Central Road east.

Two victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds, the 52 year old woman died at the scene, and the other victim a man in his 20’s was transported to hospital with life threatening injuries. Allegedly  the victims were shot in a vehicle before crashing into a field.

Police believe the attack was targeted and ask anyone with information to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 (IHIT).

UPDATE: The 52 year old woman has been identified as Diane Kathleen Johner.  The second victim who is still in hospital but is expected to survive is an ex MMA fighter from Abbotsford.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448.

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.

Update Charges Laid – Lauren McLellan dies after a fight at the Caprice Nightclub in Vancouver

Vancouver police are investigation the City’s latest homicide that happened on August 11th . Police were called to the Caprice Nightclub on Granville on report of a beating.

According to police Lauren McLellan 28, was punched and kicked by a 25 and 29 year old woman. Witnesses said the fight broke out over something minor.  McLellan was sent to hospital where she later died.

Police had the suspects in custody, however they have been released until the autopsy can prove there wasn’t an underlying medical condition.

More to come…

Update – October 19th

Vancouver police said Samantha Doolan 29, was taken into custody on October 14th and has been charged with manslaughter in the beating death of Lauren McLellan.

No other charges will be laid.


Fatal stabbing takes the life of Robert Harold Vidovich

Coquitlam RCMP responded to reports of an altercation at the Shaughnessy Square Shopping Centre on August 7th. Police arrived to find 65 year old Robert Vidovich suffering from a serious stab wound.

Vidovich was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries shortly after arrival. Homicide investigators said Vidovich was stabbed with an edged weapon.

The suspect is still on the loose. He has been described as Caucasian, 5’8″ to 5’10”, 150 pounds.

Update August 16th

James Ivan Meanney has been arrested and is facing charges in the death of Robert Vidovich.

Sean Christopher Kelly , Surrey’s latest victim

Surrey Mounties responted to reports of gunfire and an injured man on Antrim Road at around 8pm on July 31.  Police arrived to find 27 year old Sean Christopher Kelly severely injured.

Kelly was rushed to hospital where he died a shot time later.

Police have not released the cause of death or any suspects at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the IHIT Information line at 1-877-551-4448.

Jatinder Sandhu shot to death in Surrey

Surrey police were called to the 14300 block of 90A Avenue on July 23, at approximately 10:30 pm on reports of a shooting. Police arrived to find Jatinder Sandhu 28, and his friend Sean Pasha  injured.

The pair had just come from a coffee when they were shot at while parked in Pasha’s driveway. The two men were rushed to hospital where Sandhu died from a head wound. Pasha was treated for a non life threatening gunshot wound.

Police have no suspects at this time.

22 year old woman dead in what police believe to be a murder suicide

Police were called to a town-home on Eagleridge Drive on July 15th at around 5pm on report of a woman in medical distress.

On arrival a 22 year old woman was found and declared dead at the scene. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said the woman’s injuries were consistent with foul play.

Officers found the suspect’s lifeless body in Buntzen Lake on July 16th.

The investigation is in the early stages but police said the evidence collected leads them to believe the deaths to be a result of a tragic murder suicide.