Homicide

UBCO homicide victim Harmandeep Kaur. (Facebook)

UBCO homicide victim a new resident to Canada

Harmandeep Kaur is being named as the victim from Saturday’s attack

UBCO homicide victim Harmandeep Kaur. (Facebook)
Dates have been set for the jury trial of David Allen Geoghegan, 31, (left) and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore, 24, charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Christopher Smyth on Halloween 2019, either late Oct. 31, 2019 or in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP file)

Jury trial dates set for 2019 Halloween homicide near Cultus Lake

Darius Commodore and David Geoghegan charged with first-degree murder of Jordan Smyth in 2019

Dates have been set for the jury trial of David Allen Geoghegan, 31, (left) and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore, 24, charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Christopher Smyth on Halloween 2019, either late Oct. 31, 2019 or in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP file)
Police have announced the arrest, in Puerto Rico, of Conor D’Monte (inset), who is wanted in connected with the Feb. 6, 2009 murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping mall. (Langley Advance Times file)

Fugitive arrested in Puerto Rico for 2009 B.C. gang-related shooting

Conor D’Monte wanted for killing rival gang member in Langley

Police have announced the arrest, in Puerto Rico, of Conor D’Monte (inset), who is wanted in connected with the Feb. 6, 2009 murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping mall. (Langley Advance Times file)
FILE – Police tape. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Vancouver police investigating after 2 women shot in ‘targeted’ double homicide

Women were found in a vehicle by a neighbourhood resident out for a walk

FILE – Police tape. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Cody Corbett has been identified by police as the victim of the fatal stabbing Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 15) in Inspiration Park in Abbotsford.

Police identify victim of fatal stabbing in Abbotsford

Cody Corbett, 30, ‘known to police’; killing believed to be targeted

Cody Corbett has been identified by police as the victim of the fatal stabbing Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 15) in Inspiration Park in Abbotsford.
Bhavkiran Dhesi’s body was found Aug. 2, 2017 in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

Boyfriend of victim Bhavkiran Dhesi pleads guilty to manslaughter

Dhesi, 19, was found dead at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2017, in a torched SUV

Bhavkiran Dhesi’s body was found Aug. 2, 2017 in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
Canadians Gene Karl Lahrkamp and Matthew Leandre Ovide Dupre are wanted in relation to the killing of Jimi Sandhu, formerly of Abbotsford, in Thailand on Feb. 4.

Two men wanted in killing of former Abbotsford gangster in Thailand

Jimi Sandhu was gunned down Feb. 4 at beachside resort on island of Phuket

Canadians Gene Karl Lahrkamp and Matthew Leandre Ovide Dupre are wanted in relation to the killing of Jimi Sandhu, formerly of Abbotsford, in Thailand on Feb. 4.
RCMP at the scene of a March 2016 homicide in Yarrow. Clayton Warkentin murdered his mother Lois Unger and staged it as a suicide. He as convicted of second-degree murder in 2018 and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Daughter of Chilliwack man who murdered his mother to get part of inheritance

B.C. Supreme Court justice decides killer’s daughter should be alternate beneficiary

RCMP at the scene of a March 2016 homicide in Yarrow. Clayton Warkentin murdered his mother Lois Unger and staged it as a suicide. He as convicted of second-degree murder in 2018 and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Codi Carlyle Rogers, 40, has been identified as the woman whose remains were found Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Cascade Falls Regional Park near Mission.

Mission woman identified as homicide victim at Cascade Falls Regional Park

Body of Codi Carlyle Rogers, 40, was discovered Tuesday morning

Codi Carlyle Rogers, 40, has been identified as the woman whose remains were found Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Cascade Falls Regional Park near Mission.
Four people were found dead in a Richmond home on Jan. 25, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: IHIT says family member responsible for Richmond shooting

Factors leading up to the shooting are still under investigation

Four people were found dead in a Richmond home on Jan. 25, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)
Ryan Lajeunesse, 41, was fatally stabbed Jan. 8 at Peardonville Park in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Family of Abbotsford murder victim wants to bring him home to Manitoba

Ryan Lajeunesse, 41, was fatally stabbed in Peardonville Park on Jan. 8

Ryan Lajeunesse, 41, was fatally stabbed Jan. 8 at Peardonville Park in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Police were on the scene of a stabbing on Saturday (Jan. 8) at the corner of Peardonville and Clearbrook roads in Abbotsford. The victim, 41-year-old Ryan Lajeunesse, later died in hospital.

Police identify victim of fatal stabbing in Abbotsford

Ryan Lajeunesse was killed at Peardonville Park on Saturday, Jan. 8

Police were on the scene of a stabbing on Saturday (Jan. 8) at the corner of Peardonville and Clearbrook roads in Abbotsford. The victim, 41-year-old Ryan Lajeunesse, later died in hospital.
An RCMP cruiser in front of a home on Selwyn Road in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community in Langford on Jan. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man, 27, faces murder charge after Greater Victoria woman found dead in home

Ryan Elder’s next court appearance set for Jan. 20 in Western Communities Provincial Court

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An RCMP cruiser in front of a home on Selwyn Road in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community in Langford on Jan. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
An RCMP cruiser and police tape are seen in front of a home in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community on Selwyn Road, Langford, Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Police investigating after woman found dead, man arrested in Langford

Major crime unit investigating fatality as a potential homicide

An RCMP cruiser and police tape are seen in front of a home in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community on Selwyn Road, Langford, Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is probing the death of an individual after a stabbing near Metrotown Mall in Burnaby on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

1 person arrested in fatal Metrotown stabbing; IHIT says public not at risk

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious is being asked to contact IHIT

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is probing the death of an individual after a stabbing near Metrotown Mall in Burnaby on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Ridge Meadows and IHIT investigators remain on scene of a homicide in the 25300-block of 102nd Avenue on Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, 2021. Mounties initially received calls of shots fired around 6:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2021. They arrived to find a 57-year-old man injured. (Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: Man shot and killed in Maple Ridge Monday night

Police identify victim, looking for security camera or dash cam video

Ridge Meadows and IHIT investigators remain on scene of a homicide in the 25300-block of 102nd Avenue on Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, 2021. Mounties initially received calls of shots fired around 6:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2021. They arrived to find a 57-year-old man injured. (Neil Corbett/The News)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

B.C. mother’s murder conviction upheld

‘The important finding was that the appellant took a bag and used that bag to suffocate her daughter’

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

Appeal court to rule today on South Surrey mother’s murder conviction

Lisa Batstone killed her daughter Teagan in December 2014

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
Police would like to speak with people in the area on this map who may have heard the loud vehicle, or have video of it going through their neighbourhood. (Special to The News)

Homicide investigators in Maple Ridge appeal to public

IHIT looking for witnesses, video after body found in burned pick-up

Police would like to speak with people in the area on this map who may have heard the loud vehicle, or have video of it going through their neighbourhood. (Special to The News)
A body was discovered in a burnt-out truck in Maple Ridge early Saturday, Sept. 25. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Body found in burnt-out pickup truck in Maple Ridge

Homicide investigators called in

A body was discovered in a burnt-out truck in Maple Ridge early Saturday, Sept. 25. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
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