Update: victims identified as John Kavaloff and Valerie Smith – BC RCMP investigate a double homicide in Chilliwack

The British Columbia Murder Victim List 2023 is available here

On Wednesday September 13, 2023, the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 46000 block of Chilliwack Lake Road, where two deceased individuals were located in a nearby residence. 

Police have identified the victims as 58-year old John Kavaloff and 67-year old Valerie Smith of Chilliwack, in hopes of advancing the investigation.

A suspect was identified and taken into custody at the scene, there is no risk to public safety. Robert Freeman 83, has been charged with two counts of second degree murder. He was granted bail after a hearing at the Chilliwack Law Courts

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called and will be working in partnership with Chilliwack RCMP.