Man found dead in a torched vehicle in Squamish identified as Davis Wolfgang Hawke.

Squamish police were called to a burnt vehicle on Cheekye Forest Road on June 14th. Police arrived to find a man dead inside the 2000 red GMC Yukon XL.

Investigators have determined the death to be a homicide. The victim’s name has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), by email at

Update October 29th 2020
The IHIT has identified the victim as 38-year-old Davis Wolfgang Hawke of the US who went by the alias ‘Jesse James’ an avid local climber. Hawke was recently Identified through DNA from evidence linked to a missing person investigation. According to police, Hawke was reported missing by his family in the U.S. a number of years ago.

RCMP said they are aware of a Wikipedia file describing a man with the same name as a “Neo-Nazi spammer from Rhode Island.”