Vancouver police investigate the city’s 10th homicide

The 2021 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here

Vancouver police a responded to the report of three men in the street, one of them carrying a knife near a home in the area of South West Marine Drive and West 57th Avenue on July 10th at approximately 6:30am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Luis Rosas Saenz, 24, suffering from a stab wound. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

No arrests have been made, and no suspect information has been released. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call VPD’s homicide unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Vancouver Homicide #7 – Rajesh Narayan charged with the murder of Richard William Hooper in East Vancouver

The 2021 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here

Vancouver police responded to reports of an injured man at a home near Joyce Street and Vanness Avenue, at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday May 22nd.

Police arrived to find a 59-year-old Richard William Hooper suffering from multiple stab wounds. Hooper was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries on May 24th.

Rajesh Narayan, 38, was arrested on Saturday by VPD officers and is now charged with second degree murder. Police believe the suspect and the victim knew each other.

Anyone with information is asked to call VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500.

Vancouver police investigate the city’s 4th homicide of 2020

Vancouver police stated in a June 5th press released that they are investigating the May stabbing death of Josue Vela.

Background:
Police said Josue Vela, 37, was stabbed on street in the area of Princess Avenue and Cordova Street on May 10th. Vela was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on May 12th.

Investigators made an arrest, however they released the individual pending further investigation. VPD investigators do not believe there is a risk to the public.

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

The 2020 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

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.

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.

Vancouver Homicide #6 – Homicide Unit investigating the death of John Leslie McIver

Vancouver police were called to a report of a suspicious death at McIver’s Appliance Sales and Service, near Ontario Street and East 69th Avenue, on June 26th at approximately 8:30am.

Police arrived to find John Leslie McIver, 78,  deceased at the scene. Police have not released the cause of death at this time.

Vancouver police homicide detectives are now investigating, and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500. 

Update July 26th.

36 year old Brian Roger Holt, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of John Leslie McIver.

The 2019 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Vancouver police investigating the city’s 5th homicide of 2019

Vancouver police responded to report of a shooting in the area of Main and East 35th  Avenue around 9:45pm on June 25th.

Police arrived at the apartment building to find Vaughn Bradley Lim, 33, deceased. Police said the victim died from a gunshot wound. The identity of the deceased hasn’t been released because police are awaiting confirmation on that person’s identity.

A man in his 30’s was arrested “short distance away from where the homicide occurred,” said Vancouver Police spokesman Cst. Steve Addison.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500

The 2019 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Alvaro Julio Roche-Garcia charged with the homicide of Zenen Cepeda Silva in Vancouver

Vancouver police responded to a report of a shooting at Fraser Street and East 51st Avenue, on January 26th just before midnight.

Police arrived to find Zenen Cepeda Silva suffering from gunshot wounds. Cepeda Silva was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Alvaro Julio Roche-Garcia, 58, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.

The 2019 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Vancouver’s 1st Homicide of 2019 – Matthew Dillen Johnson dies as a result of an assault

Vancouver police responded to a report of an assault in progress inside an apartment on Powell Street near Gore Street, on January 1st at approximately 8:00pm.

Police arrived to find 39-year-old Vancouver resident Matthew Dillen Johnson in medical distress in his unit. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call police at 604-717-2500.