Alicia Berg, found dead lying on the side of Highway 1 in Boston Bar. IHIT investigating

Emergency responders along with the B.C. Coroners Service responded to Highway 1 approximately three kilometers east of the Yale Tunnel in Boston Bar after receiving a report of a deceased female at the side of the road by a passing motorist, on June 3rd at approximately 4:22am..

The deceased, who has been identified as Alicia Hatarina Berg, 29, had suspicious injuries and IHIT was called in to take carriage of the investigation.

IHIT Press Release: “Investigators are asking for dashcam video from drivers who were traveling between Hope and Boston Bar on June 3, 2020 between midnight and 5 a.m. Anyone who saw someone matching Alicia’s description is urged to contact IHIT immediately.
Alicia Berg is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Green hair
  • 29-years-old
  • 5’6’’
  • 140 lbs.
  • Wearing a grey hoody, grey-black sweat pants, and sandals.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

The 2020 BC Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims is available here!

British Columbia Murder Victim List 2020

BC Homicide total so far in 2020: 35
(2019 total: 74)
Males: 26
Females: 9

BC January Murder Count: 8
(January 2019 total: 2)
Males: 7
Females: 1

January
1 – Jason Stanley Wells, Male, 39, Surrey
2 – Jesus Cristobal-Esteban, Male, 62, Vancouver
3 – John Doe, Male, Maple Ridge
4 – Mathieu Flynn, Male, 31, Vancouver
5 – Tonya Hyer, Female, 45, Vancouver
6 – Julian Johnson, Male, 28, Shooting, Burnaby
7 – Joseph Vincent Morrissey, Male, 51, Burnaby
8 – John Doe, Male, Langford

BC February Murder Count: 2
(Feb 2019 total: 5)
Males: 2
Females:

February
9 – Ravinder Singh Sandhu, Male, 42, Shooting, Langley
10 – John Doe, Abbotsford

BC March Murder Count: 6
(Mar 2019 total: 10)
Males: 4
Females: 2

March
11 – Jane Doe, Female, Vanderhoof
12 – Ivy Chen, Coquitlam
13 – John Doe, Male, Kelowna
14 – Stuart Schellenberg, Male, 38, Chilliwack
15 – John Doe, Male, Assault with a weapon, Victoria
16 – John Rene Kevin  White, Male, 59, Stabbing, Kamloops

BC April Murder Count: 4
(Apr 2019 total: 12)
Males: 2
Females: 2

April
17 – Barbara Waite, Female, 64, Squamish
18 – John Doe, Male, Shooting, Surrey
19 – Tina Seminara, Female, 61, Beating, Osoyoos
20 – John Doe, Male, 43, Lethbridge

BC May Murder Count: 3
(May 2019 total: 3)
Males: 3
Females:

May
21 – Louis Korkowski, Male, 33, Quesnel
22 – James Nathan Roberts, Male, 38, Terrace
23 – Josue Vela, Male, 37, Stabbing

BC June Murder Count: 7
(June 2019 total: 4)
Males: 4
Females:3

June
24 – Alicia Berg, Female, 29, Boston Bar
26 –John Doe, Male, Surrey
26 –Jennifer Quesnel, Female, 41, Salt Spring Island
27 – Charles Henry Klose, Male, 58, Chilliwack
28 – John Doe, Male, Oliver
29 – John Doe, Male, Langley
30 – Bo Fan, Female, 41, Surrey

BC July Murder Count: 5
(July 2019 total: 5)
Males: 4
Females: 1

July
31 – Jane Doe, Female, Stabbing, Prince George
32 – John Doe, Male, 30, Houston
33 – Daniel Haydon, Male, 49, Stabbing, Vancouver
34 – Paul Tonks, Male, 68, Shooting, Vancouver
35 –Dennis Wragg, Male, 72, Shooting, Vancouver

IHIT and Burnaby RCMP investigating the fatal shooting of Julian Johnson at a Chevron Gas Station

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team along with Burnaby RCMP said a man in his 20’s was shot and killed at a Chevron gas station at Willingdon Ave & Canada Way on January 19th at approximately 6:30pm.

It has been reported that the victim was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Julian Johnson, 28. The IHIT said the death was a targeted incident that is linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. 

Vancouver police investigating the homicide of Mathieu Flynn

Vancouver police responded to a report of an unresponsive male in the parking lot of Marine Gateway Cineplex near SW Marine Drive and Cambie Street on January 18th at approximately 8:30pm.

Police arrived to find Mathieu Flynn, 31, of Richmond, deceased in a vehicle. The cause of death has not been released but police are investigating it a homicide.

No arrests have been made and investigators ask anyone with information to contact VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 .

The 2020 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Arrest made in New Year’s Day Homicide – Vancouver police investigate a homicide in Oppenheimer Park

Vancouver police responded to Oppenheimer Park where a man had been assaulted near the basketball court on New Year’s Day at approximately 1:00pm.

Police arrived to find Jesus Cristobal-Esteban, 62, unconscious. Police said Cristobal-Esteban suffered a serious head injury in an altercation The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on January 2nd.

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD’s homicide detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Update March 5th
Glen Domenic Martin, 50, of Vancouver, was arrested on Thursday, March 4th in Vancouver and charged with manslaughter.

Murder charge laid in the homicide of Jason Stanley Wells, Surrey’s first homicide of 2020

Surrey RCMP received a report of an assault in progress in the 7500 block of 120th Street in Surrey on January 2nd at approximately 12:50am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Jason Stanley Wells, 39, deceased. A second man was found nearby and taken into police custody. 33-year-old Michael James Petronio was charged on Thursday and remains in custody.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Victim identified – Surrey RCMP found two deceased people in a home, investigators say one of the deceased appears to be the victim of a homicide

Surrey RCMP attended a residence in the 14000-block of 102A Avenue on November 21st at around 5:00pm. Police entered the home to find two deceased and contacted the IHIT for further investigation.

Constable Harrison Mohr with the IHIT said “Although our investigation is in its early stages, at this time it appears as though one of the deceased was the victim of a homicide. We are working hard to gather evidence to identify the events surrounding this tragedy.”

Police said it was an isolated incident with no risk to the public, and confirmed that the deceased were known to each other.

Update the victim has been identified by her family as 21-year-old Prabhleen Matharu, a former international student. Police said the other deceased was an 18-year-old male.

The 2019 Surrey Homicide Victim List is available here.

RCMP treating death’s inside Anglemont home as suspicious

RCMP were called to a home located along Fraser Road, at approximately 3:40pm on November 5th on a report of two deceased people.

Police arrived at the home where they located the deceased inside a home located along Fraser Road in Anglemont B.C. Police are treating both deaths as suspicious. Police are still working on identifying the victims and believe the incident was isolated.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are not offering any further information about this investigation at this time.

Update November 14th
RCMP said the deaths are a tragic, isolated event with no suspects being sought and no danger to the public.

Canadian Major City Statistics are available here.

A high-profile Red Scorpion Justin Lee Haevischer, shot to death at a McDonalds

Langley RCMP were called to a McDonald’s restaurant near 264th Street and 56th Avenue on multiple reports of a shooting on September 10th at approximately 8:00pm.

Police arrived to find a man who has been identified by the media as Justin Lee Haevischer deceased at the scene. 

About 30 minutes after the shooting, Abbotsford Police received a report of a burning SUV. SGT Frank Jang said “The vehicle is a black SUV and is believed to be linked to the earlier shooting. Forensic specialists will be conducting a full examination of the SUV and anyone with information is urged to contact police,” 

Jang said the victim is known to police and they believe the shooting was targeted. Investigators are appealing to witnesses as well as anyone with dash cam video to contact them at 1-877-551- 4448 or ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Vancouver police make an arrest in the city’s latest homicide

Vancouver police responded to a report of an altercation inside 1125 Pendrell Street on September 10th at approximately 8:00pm. 

Police arrived to find Kyle Vincent Gabriel, 29, with life-threatening injuries. Gabriel was rushed to hospital where he later died.

On September 11th police arrested a 23-year-old Vancouver man in the area of Pendrell and Thurlow streets. During the arrest, the suspect allegedly assaulted a police officer and tried to injure a police dog.

VPD said the homicide investigation is ongoing and no charges related to the homicide have been laid at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call VPD homicide detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Update October 11
Yasin Rashid, 23, was formally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kyle Vincent Gabriel on October 11th.

The 2019 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.