Tag Archives: Vancouver

Sofien Kazdaghli found dead in downtown Vancouver condominium

The body of Sofien Kazdaghli 39, was found in a condo located at 438 Seymour St on March 4th after police were alerted that a deceased person was found inside the building

Initially Vancouver police were calling the death suspicious, and later deemed it homicide. The cause of death has not been released.

Diego Alphonso Huerta 21 was arrested boarding a Greyhound Bus on March 5th and charged with second degree murder.

The death of Sofien Kazdaghliis the 4th homicide of Vancouver this year.

Navdip Singh Sanghera & Harjit Singh Mann both die in East Vancouver shooting

Vancouver police responded to reports of gunshots on March 9th at around 9:30 p.m., in the area of East 31st Avenue and Inverness Street.

On arrival police located two men suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle. Harjit Singh Mann 49, was pronounced dead at the scene. Navdip Singh Sanghera 32, was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on March 10th.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The deaths of Harjit Singh Mann and Navdip Singh Sanghera are Vancouver’s 5th & 6th homicide of 2017.

 

East Hastings stabbing takes the life of Majir Panahi

Vancouver police were called to East Hastings Street on March 14th at around 3:30am on report of a stabbing. Once at the scene police found 19 year old Majir Panahi collapsed in front of 139 East Hastings.

Panahi was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death of Panahi is the 7th Vancouver homicide this year. The 2017 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update, Victim identified: Little information available in Vancouver’s 3rd homicide of 2017

Vancouver police were called to a home at Prince Albert Street and East 49th Avenue on February 9th just after midnight on report of an injured man.

The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. The cause of death has not been released, and no arrests made.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update February 14th
Vancouver police have identified the victim as Maninder Singh Braich 38. No arrests have been made at this time.

The 2017 Vancouver homicide victim list can be found here.

Vancouver police investigating Stanley Park homicide

Vancouver police are investigating after a body of a man was found between Second and Third beach on the Seawall. Police received the call just before 11 on February 1st.

The investigation is in it’s early stages, and more information will be added as it becomes available.

Update February 3

Vancouver police have identified the victim as 61 year old
Lubomir “Lubo” Kunik.  Mr Kunik had died at the scene from an apparent stab wound. Police are asking the public for help in solving the murder. They ask anyone that has any information about the case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death of is Lubomir “Lubo” Kunik is the second Vancouver homicide this year. The 2017 Vancouver homicide victim list can be found here.

Joseph Billy Bustinski dead after shooting at Savoy Pub & Hotel

Vancouver Police were called to the Savoy Pub and Hotel at258 E Hastings St on January 27th at around 10:30pm on report of a shooting.  Vancouver P.D said “Officers arrived to find someone had deployed bear spray in the hotel, making it difficult for everyone inside to breathe,”

Police located the victim, Joseph Billy Bustinski, 62, suffering from a gunshot wound. Police administered CPR until Paramedics arrived. Bustinski was rushed to hospital where he died of his injury.

No arrests have been made. police ask anyone with information to call the VPD at 604-717-2500.

This is the first Vancouver homicide of 2017.

Update: Missing Japanese ESL student Natsumi Kogawa found dead in Vancouver

Natsumi Kogawa 30,  was reported missing on September 12th by a concerned friend after they made plans and Kogawa never showed up.

The body of Kogawa was found on the grounds of the  Gabriola Mansion in Downtown Vancouver on September 28th. at around 7pm. Kogawa was last seen  walking with a man in a surveillance video that was shot on September 8th.

William Schneider 48, has been arrested and at the moment has been charged with indignity to a human body.

An autopsy will be performed on October 3rd to determine the cause of death.

Update February 13th
William Victor Schneider, 49, charge was upgraded on February 10th to second degree murder.

UPDATE: Victims identified. Double homicide in East Vancouver

Police were called to a home on Dieppe Place, Saturday September 17th at around 10pm. On arrival police found a man and a woman, both pronounces dead at the scene.

Police have not said who called in the report, and have not released the names of the victims. The cause of death will not be released at this time.

Three people all in their 20’s have been taken into custody in relation to the murders.

More to come…

UPDATE-September 20

Police have identified the two homicide victims as  Xuan Vanvy Bacao 24, and Samantha Le 29. Police also said there was a 4 year old child hiding during the murders and was uninjured, as well as another person kidnapped from the home. Police rescued the kidnapping victim on September 19th.

Three men have been arrested in connection to the homicide, however no murder charges have been laid. Shamil Ali, Harinam Cox and Gopal Figueredo have all been charged with kidnapping, extortion, unlawful confinement or imprisonment and aggravated assault.