Vancouver/Lower Mainland Violent Deaths 2006


Jaswant Singh Gill, 40, was arrested Feb 14, 2013 and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 33-year-old wife, Gurpreet Gill.  The woman's remains were found in Richmond, BC, in 2006, but remained unidentified by police until Feb 2013 using DNA evidence.  April 2017 a jury found Jaswant Singh Gill guilty of first-degree murder for the death of an acquaintance - Thomas Eldon Akerman - and guilty of manslaughter for the death of his wife, Gurpreet Gill.  Akerman was killed in the parking lot of the Bonsor Recreation centre in Burnaby, BC on Dec 23, 1994. He was found shot inside his car.  The murder was a cold case for many years, and police only began to pursue Gill as a suspect after the death of his wife in 2006.   Found guilty   Accused stands trial    Charge in cold case    Husband charged   Husband arrested   Wife-killer arrested 


On December 31st, 2006 at 1937 hours, 911 operators received a report of a male passed out in a red 2003 Infinity G35 located at the rear parking lot of the A&W Restaurant located at the corner of Wilson Ave and Shaughnessy St in Port Coquitlam.    IHIT has forwarded second degree murder charges in connection to stabbing death of 17-year-old Burnaby resident Chon Kuan “Sam” Sio to Port Coquitlam Crown Counsel.   Charged with the murder is 29-year-old Cyril Severin Nelson of Port Coquitlam.  IHIT File: 2006-162887   Dec. 31, 2006  


On Saturday at approximately 0040 New Westminster police responded to a 911 call in the 800 block of Agnes Street.  Once at the scene it was determined that a male had been taken to Royal Columbian Hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival.  The investigation to date has revealed that the victim Todd McLean, 17,  of New Westminster, was shot in the chest at close range.  His room mate Andriy Zaslvasckiy, 22,  has been charged with Second Degree Murder.   Neither the accused or the victim in this incident were known to police.  RCMP File #IHIT 2006-156411   Dec. 16, 2006


A 28 year-old Surrey woman was found deceased at the 6200 Block of Grant in Burnaby. An autopsy was performed today and the cause of death will be determined once the lab results are in which will take some time. This incident is still being investigated as suspicious.   The male that was in custody for this incident has since been released and no charges have been laid. The female’s name will not be released at this time.    RCMP File #Burnaby 2006-67673   Dec. 14, 2006


Burnaby RCMP were called to a home in the 3800 block of Francis St in North Burnaby.  IHIT are working in Burnaby on the murder of John Lathan, 61.  Police have arrested Jonathan Keegan Bird, 20.  Bird's legal guardian was Latham's common-law wife, Noreen Ann Korner RCMP File #Burnaby 2006-65766    December 4, 2006. 


On Monday, November 27, 2006 at approximately 6:50 p.m. 51 year old homemaker, Neena Mohammed, was shot and killed at her residence at 1931 London St in New Westminster. Once the murder took place the suspect(s) fled the area    RCMP File #IHIT  2006-148656  Nov. 27, 2006    


Aki Tajima, 36, of Richmond has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed by a hit and run driver while crossing No 3 Rd at Anderson Rd at 7:10am yesterday and left on the street to die.  The dark colored Import vehicle fled the scene northbound on No 3 Rd.   The vehicle would have substantial front end damage.   Nov. 15, 2006    Husband makes appeal


Surrey Detachment received a report of a found body at the rear of Creekside Elementary School located at 13838 - 91st Ave, Surrey BC.  The deceased was situated at the rear of the school near the playground equipment. Students on their way to school noticed the body and reported it to the School staff.   The victim has been identified as Elvan Prakash Jattan, 23, of Surrey.  A Young Offender was arrested on November 14th, 2006 for the murder of Jattan. The 17 year-old male has since been charged with the homicide.   RCMP File #IHIT 2006-139927    Nov. 7, 2006      Victim identified      


Wes and Glennis Edwards burned bodies were found Saturday morning in the charred remains of their white, two-storey house on the Cheam reserve in Agassiz.  The IHIT is involved in the case, but police could not confirm the cause of the fire or whether the couple was dead before it began. RCMP File #Upper Fraser Valley Detachment 2006-42302   Oct 30th, 2006       Case of Glennis Elizabeth Edwards      


Surrey RCMP responded to a complaint of domestic violence in the area of 70th Ave & 123 St.  A South Asian woman, identified as Navreet Waraich was located and indications are that she had suffered multiple stabs wounds. She was treated on scene by ambulance personnel and then taken to an area hospital.   She has succumb to her injuries.  Her husband Jatinder Waraich has been charged with second-degree murder.   RCMP File #Surrey 2006-136222    Oct. 29, 2006    Husband guilty    


Police are investigating the murder of a man who was beaten and stabbed Thursday in the Downtown Eastside.  Witnesses watched three men chase the 25-year-old victim to Pender and Gore where he was stabbed.  A 22-year-old Vancouver man Christopher McFee has been arrested and police are looking for two other suspects.    Oct. 26, 2006   


Police say David Mitchell, 25, was seriously injured on Wednesday, Oct.  25, "during a severe assault" inside a residence in the 11000 block of Ravine Road. The assault on Mitchell was deliberate and is not believed to have been an act of random violence.  Nov 2014 IHIT announced that 4 men were arrested.  Khalid Damien Arnaout, 35, is charged with second-degree murder. Charles Vincent Chambers, 32, Michael Ludwig Yost, 34, and Kevin Alexander Pigott, 32, are each charged with manslaughter and accessory after the fact to murder.  RCMP File #Surrey 2006-134380  Oct. 25, 2006   4 charged    


The double shooting in a car on a residential street that shocked a neighbourhood in Port Coquitlam, B.C., appears to be a case of domestic violence, the RCMP said Friday afternoon.  Police said they believe Parmajit Singh Ghuman, 40, of Port Coquitlam shot his estranged wife while she was driving on Thursday afternoon and then turned the gun on himself.   Both were critically wounded. Ghuman died a short time later, while Gurjeet Kaur Ghuman, also of Port Coquitlam, survived RCMP File #Coquitlam 06CQ43961    Oct. 19, 2006     Victim speaks out against domestic violence 


Delta police responded to a report of a charred body found off Delta Port Way in South Delta on Oct. 23, 2006.  On Oct. 26 autopsy results confirm that the body is that of 40-year-old Manjit Panghali who has been missing since Oct. 18.  March 2007 Mukhtiar Panghali, her husband was charged with second-degree murder.  His brother Sukhvinder is facing a charge of being an accessory after the fact.  Delta Police Department File #06-24875   Oct. 18, 2006

Daughter awarded $600K

15 years before parole




Surrey RCMP responded to a call of a disturbance to the basement suite of 14369 100th Avenue, in Surrey.   An hour later, a call was received from Surrey Memorial Hospital of persons with life threatening injuries.   As a result of the injuries sustained, the RCMP confirms that Allan Eric Degenstein, 26, a Surrey resident, has died.  Two other persons were injured in the same incident, and have been identified as Eric Briones, 25, and Jayson Pacatang, 28.   Charges have now been laid against William Robles, 25, of Surrey.  RCMP File #Surrey 2006-129796   Oct. 15, 2006     


At approximately 7:18pm, Abbotsford Police responded to the report of shots being fired in the area of the 1200 block of Peardonville Road in Abbotsford.  Police located a deceased adult male in his 20’s inside a parked vehicle in the area.  Police believe that this shooting is not a random incident.   Sheldon Bluecloud, 29, of Edmonton, Alberta is believed to have recently traveled from Edmonton to BC, however, investigators have still yet to determine what prompted the trip.  Oct 12, 2006  


A male body washed up on shore at the Beach beneath trail number 3.  The body was discovered by members of the public walking along the shoreline.  The investigation has determined foul play.  The victim is described as a male, in good physical shape, good dental hygiene, age range of 30 to 50 years old, balding and may have kept his head shaved, distinctive goatee with patches of hair on either side of the chin separated in the middle.   IHIT File #Richmond: 2006-44889   October 6th 2006


At approximately 8:00 pm a 20 year old Chilliwack male, Brandyn Dirienzo entered the Evergreen apartment complex on Bole Avenue, in Chilliwack.  Dirienzo was not seen again by his family or friends and was initially reported missing to the Chilliwack RCMP.  Since that time a team of investigators from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have been actively involved in the investigation.   IHIT File #Chilliwack 2006-38403    Oct. 4, 2006     Still missing 


Tuong Ngo, 92, was apparently hit by a vehicle eastbound on Southeast Marine Drive in the University Endowment lands some time before 3:50 a.m. Wednesday. He was lying on the concrete when struck again by a cabbie, who reported the crash.   Ngo, who had dementia, was reported missing from his Chinatown care home at 6 p.m. that night.  RCMP File #University 2006-4352   Sept. 27, 2006  


At approximately 0825 hours on September 22, 2006 Coquitlam RCMP received a 911 call from a person who had discovered the body of a female on the 5000 block of Harper Road in Coquitlam.  Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, police are unable to provide much in the way of details regarding the incident.  The victim has been identified as forty-four-year-old Shelley Lynn Devoe of Surrey.  She was also known to go by the name of Shelley Lynn Russell.  Shawn William Merrick of Surrey was charged with the murder of Shelley Lynn Devoe.   2009 Merrick plead guilty to second degree murder.  RCMP File #Coquitlam IHIT File: 2006-119263     Sept. 22, 2006   


The RCMP are investigating a homicide after a man was found badly beaten in a wooded area in North Vancouver that is populated by homeless people and squatters.  Police have identified him as 31-year-old Dayle Wendll Paull of North Vancouver and say the attack does not appear to be random.  (CBC)   RCMP File #North Vancouver IHIT2006-114734   Sept. 11, 2006         


Job Clark's body was buried in the small aboriginal cemetery of the Cowichan band in Duncan - the victim of an apparently senseless murder early Monday morning near the Value Village shopping centre in Burnaby.   Clark was stabbed in the neck as he walked away from a carload of men whom he had met at a bar earlier in the night.  RCMP File #Burnaby 2006-46913   September 4th, 2006  


The North Vancouver RCMP received complaints of an altercation at the 100 block of West 5th Street, North Vancouver.  A male was taken to Lions Gate Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Igor Avetisyan of Vancouver.    Robert Patrick James Kinnear  was arrested Sept. 2, 2006 and charged with 2nd degree murder, kidnapping and extortion.    RCMP File #North Vancouver 2006-25767   August 25th, 2006    


An arrest has been made in the 17th homicide of 2006.  Horace Stevens, 50, was found dead in his home in the 1200-block of E 11st Ave on August 6, 2005.   Katherine Anne Johnson, 59, of Vancouver, was arrested on April 3, 2007.  She is facing a charge of second degree murder.  Aug. 6, 2006    Inmate dies in women's prison 


A 50-year-old man was killed when his van was T-boned by a car being chased by police.  A woman fleeing Richmond RCMP ran a red light at Shell Road and Cambie Street and hit the van at about 1:30 a.m.   Charged is Sherri Lynn Gehring, 34, of no fixed address Vancouver.   RCMP File #Richmond 2006-28181   Aug. 1, 2006  


Vancouver Police said that police don't know if the dead men were involved in a shoot-out with each other that resulted in their deaths or if they had been killed by a third party.  Ngo was seen leaving the scene of the shooting apparently injured in a dark four-door sedan similar to a Honda Accord.  He appears to have been driven to the dead-end street and dumped.  He is Vancouver's 16th homicide of 2006   July 4, 2006


Officers responding to a report of gunfire in the 1700-block of E.55 Ave.  A 22-year-old Burnaby man, whose name police are withholding at the request of his family, was found lying on East 55th outside David Thompson secondary surrounded by spent cartridge casings at about 1:30am.  Witnesses saw another man, who may have been injured, fleeing in a dark-coloured, four-door sedan.  This may have been Michael Minh Tien Ngo who's body was found 12 hour later.  The man was known to police.   This is Vancouver’s 15th homicide of 2006.  July 4, 2006    Double murder could be drug related 


On Friday, June 30, 2006 at approximately 01:15am, RCMP responded to a call of a disturbance of some kind at an address in the 2900-block of Glen Drive, Coquitlam.  A 43 year old male had been injured and has succumbed to those injuries.    The deceased male and the potential suspect did know each other. This was not a random incident.  On June 30, 2006, a 16 year old male attended the front counter of Coquitlam Detachment and turned himself into Police.   The victim has been identified as Darrin Haines from New Westminster.     RCMP File #Coquitlam 2006 -26154   June 30, 2006  


Surrey RCMP received a call of a break and enter to a dwelling home at 121 St and 101-B Ave.  Upon the arrival of police, Kee Quone Woo, 53, an Asian male of Surrey was found deceased.  Aug 2008  Christopher James Kenworthy was sentenced to 9 years in prison for the shooting death of Kee Woo during a botched Surrey home invasion robbery.   RCMP File #IHIT 2006-79898   June 30, 2006   


A father and daughter's holiday to Vancouver ended with cries of grief on a downtown street as the dad was killed in a crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver.  The driver was collared 10 minutes later after a witness chased him through the city, at one point boxing in the fugitive's car with his own.    Xiao Zhang, 20, is charged with failing to stop at an accident causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing death.   June 25, 2006   Convicted driver granted full parole   Hit-and-run killer arrested again


Brian Kenneth Widman, 20, was arrested following a 911 call on June 3, 2006 reporting a young girl was in cardiac arrest in the basement suite of 1307 Charter Hill Dr. in Coquitlam.  When firefighters and paramedics arrived, they found Lorna Ulmer-Billy, 15, lying on the floor, unresponsive and not breathing, with red marks on her neck. Attempts to resuscitate her failed, and police arrested Widman shortly after.  June 3, 2006  


The 30-year old victim of a shooting earlier this month at the former Richard’s on Richards nightclub in Vancouver has died; becoming the city's 14th homicide of the year.   Tommy Ho Sing Chan had been on life-support since he was gunned down on the dance floor during a CD release party.  Vancouver Police have confirmed he had a criminal record dating back to 1996.  Before he was shot on May 5th, he was facing charges of trafficking cocaine.  On May 4th in 2004, two young men were shot and killed at Chan's Vancouver home. Last September, a 28-year old associate of Chan’s was also gunned down as he drove his jeep along Canada Way in Burnaby.  May 31, 2006    Gangsters and a Liberal lawyer  


A 29-year-old Vancouver man is facing charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of a woman who disappeared from outside a popular Richmond casino earlier this year.   Rong Lilly Li, 41, was last seen in May getting into a van at the River Rock Casino.  Chu Ming Feng is charged with with first-degree murder and kidnapping.  RCMP File #Richmond 2006-19524       May 23, 2006         


Police were called to Hollyburn Country Club at about 5 a.m. after staff found a body lying on the ground.  Joshua Goos, 29, the  victim was found beside a vehicle that was still running.   Sasan Ansari, 27, was convicted in connection with the death of Joshua Goos.  WVP File #06-5860  IHIT File# 2006-62056   May 23, 2006   Convicted killer headed back to law school   5 years       


Langley RCMP responded to a complaint of a found body in a creek at the 273 hundred block of Fraser Hwy, Langley B.C.   An autopsy was performed on May 23rd, 2006 at Royal Columbian Hospital.  The autopsy revealed the death was the result of Foul Play. The victim is identified as 47-year-old Margaret Redford, Aldergrove.  Davey Mato Butorac, 31, has been held in custody since being charged in January 2008 with the murders of 50-year-old Sheryl Lynn Koroll of Langley, and Gwendolyn Jo Lawton, 46, of Abbotsford.  RCMP File #IHIT 2006-60813   May 20, 2006        


Members of the Etibako family perished in a deliberately set fire Monday.  Mother, Adela, and her three youngest children Edita, 12, Benedicta, 9 and Stephane, 8 were all killed.  A fifth person, who has not yet been identified, also died in the fire.     When Adela Etibako and her children fled deadly political turmoil in Congo, she willingly traded a relatively affluent life for a public housing project in Vancouver and a job as a night cleaner at a shopping mall.  Etibako came to Canada as a refugee in 1997 after the overthrow of Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko put her husband, prominent businessman Eddy Etibako, in the regime’s sights.  Nathan Richard Fry, 19, of Vancouver, also known as Jordan Miller, was charged  with five counts of first-degree murder.  May 15, 2006    Fry guilty


At approximately 1:00 P.M. on Friday the 12th of May 2006 Richmond RCMP responded to the Nickels Custom Cabinets at 6960 Graybar Road, Richmond, B.C. It had been reported that a dispute had broken out between two co-workers. Police found Sukhjit Johal, 30, of Surrey had been seriously injured as a result of the altercation. Mr. Johal was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police have arrested Gurpal Brar, 27, of Surrey.  File #Richmond 2006-17570   May 13, 2006   

Dismembered body found in a bag

A police diver scoured the dangerous waters off Vancouver's New Brighton Park after the discovery of a human body in a bag in the area.   Investigators are working closely with forensic officers and the Coroner and at this time are unable to determine the sex, age or race.  VPD File #06-091043     May 3, 2005


A 1992 Honda Prelude which had been traveling eastbound on Luckakuck Way drifted onto the shoulder and collided with a cyclist who was traveling on the shoulder westbound.   The vehicle was being driven by a new driver who is a 17 year old female from Chilliwack. It appears she was distracted by a cellular phone.   The cyclist, a 33 year old female from Chilliwack was transported to Chilliwack General Hospital where she died of her injuries.     File #Chilliwack 2006-14910     May 2, 2006    


Burnaby RCMP were called to a residence in the 4300-block of Southwood St in Burnaby after both a man and a woman were found deceased.    Upon entry, the bodies of Robert and Margaret Jamieson, ages 82 and 79 respectively were located in the bedroom of the residence suffering from fatal gun shot wounds.   Forensic examination has now led investigators to the conclusion that the deaths were the result of a murder/suicide and no other persons are believed to have been involved.     File #Burnaby 2006-22007   May 1, 2006


Burnaby RCMP were called to a residence in the 5700 block of Camino Court south Burnaby after receiving a report that a man was deceased.   Upon attendance investigators confirmed that a an adult male appeared deceased, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team were summoned.   The victim is identified as Mathew Mark Rheaume, 39.   IHIT File #Burnaby 2006-52234    May 1, 2006    Known to police


VANCOUVER - An early morning shooting at a Chinese noodle house in Vancouver has killed one man and injured several other people.   Vancouver Police were called to the 31 hundred block of Main Street to reports of gunfire inside the Kwan Chow Kong Ghee Noodle House.  Vancouver Homicide #5   April 28, 2006   Rewards offered   VPD cold case 


Surrey RCMP say foul play is suspected after a man's body was found in Tannery Park Monday afternoon.   Police say a man walking his dog in the North Surrey park came across the body.   An autopsy to determine a cause of death was due to be completed Tuesday, but RCMP have confirmed the homicide team is investigating.  The deceased male was identified as 25 year old Glen Alexander Anthony of Surrey.  RCMP File #IHIT 2006-45906    April 17, 2006      


On Sunday April 2, 2006, Vancouver Police responded to a call for assistance at Room # 4, 222 Keefer Street in Vancouver.  The resident/victim, 54 year old Jack Maurice, was discovered with head injuries and was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery.  It was determined that his injuries were caused by a blunt instrument and the victim told witnesses that he had been assaulted.  On Thursday, April 06, 2006, the victim Jack Maurice died in the hospital as a result of the wounds he suffered on April 2nd.    April 6, 2006


At around 4:00 pm, RCMP Surrey responded to a complaint of a disturbance which subsequently became a shooting in the area of a condominium complex at 150th St & 107 Ave in the north area of the city.  During the dispute between at least two males, one was shot.   On April 10, 2006 charges were laid in the shooting death Shawn Thomas Kidd, 26. Charged with second degree murder is Shwan Yassim Ossman, 25.  It appears the motive was drug-related however there is no indication it was gang-related.   RCMP  File #Surrey 2006-39899   April 4, 2006   


Troy Loree, 20,  was crossing the street to grab a snack when he was cut down by a hit-and-run driver.  Delta police are looking for the driver of a newer-model Honda who took off after a fatal accident Sunday evening at Scott Road and 64th Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. on Sunday.  The injured man was taken to hospital where he died.  Jeremy Michael Helten, 22, was driving the vehicle that killed Loree and fled the scene. March 26, 2006     Driver charged 


Burnaby RCMP were called and told that there was a deceased human being at the Grandview Motel and Trailer Park. Investigators arrived and confirmed that indeed there was a deceased person inside one of the motel units.   Shortly after the discovery of the body, three Burnaby residents were detained the motel. A  33 year old Burnaby woman and two men, aged 50 and 37.   The deceased was identified as Vancouver resident Susan Victoria Tait, 45 years of age.  Tait was known to police, and frequented the downtown eastside of Vancouver. Although investigators aren't releasing the cause of Tait's death, they say no charges are pending.  RCMP File #Burnaby 2006-10368   March 15, 2006


Vancouver police say a 42-year-old Vancouver was stabbed to death in a fight in front of the Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings Streets at about 5:00pm over a drug debt. Joseph Mark Simpson, 41, ran off but he was arrested by police for second degree murder.  VPD File # 06-048601 - Homicide #4   March 5, 2006  


An 18-year-old University of B.C. student has been shot dead, and his family is struggling to figure out why.  Yulian Limantoro died in hospital after he was shot at about 8:40 Friday night when a dispute among young people erupted into gunfire in Surrey's Fleetwood Park.   RCMP File #Surrey 2006-26419   March 3, 2006  


Clifford Lewis Johnson, 41, a homeless man, died of his injuries in hospital at 6:30 pm on March 3rd.   He was stabbed in an altercation in the 900 block of Evans St. on March 2nd.  Johnathan Michael Plante , 21, another homeless man, was arrested for manslaughter on March 4th.   VPD File #06-046467 - Homicide #3    March 2, 2006   Drug debt


The young man struck and killed by a Hit and Run driver early Sunday morning has been identified as Robert Staines, 21 and a resident of Port Coquitlam.  Around 7:15 am Coquitlam RCMP received a call from a person who was out for early morning walk reporting that they had discovered male a body in the 200 block of Begin Street in Coquitlam.    James High was accused but the Crown elected to stay the charges.  RCMP File #Coquitlam 2006-7767   Feb. 27, 2006    No time for mom's hit-and-run coverup   Charges dropped  


Police have identified the man who was found slain in a rural east Abbotsford ditch on Feb. 20 as 20-year-old Joy Anthony Mendoza, from Surrey.   Police say an autopsy has revealed that a young man found dead in an Abbotsford ditch was murdered.  Nov 2007 Jimmy Clifford Benoit, 26, was charged with the murder of Joy Anthony Mendoza.   RCMP File #Surrey 2006-20724     Feb. 20, 2006        


At approximately 11:22pm Coquitlam RCMP received numerous 911 calls reporting a fight on the street in the 1400 block of Claudia Place in Port Coquitlam.  Jesse Penner, 20, was chased down a lane and cornered against a garage door about 100 metres from the party house.  He died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.  Several people were taken into custody at the scene for public intoxication.   Ryan Crossley was charged.   RCMP File #IHIT 2006-20591   Feb 17, 2006   Killer to spend 2 more years in jail   Teen sentenced to 6 years  


Late in the evening of February 13, RCMP responded to a call of an altercation at a residence near 48th Ave and 151 Street Surrey. Upon attendance police secured the scene and located one of the male participants with very serious injuries.  A short time later he succumbed to these injuries.  Harinder Girn22, has been charged with the second degree murder of Harminder Khosah, 43  RCMP File #IHIT 2006-18710   Feb. 13, 2006  


Vancouver Police have now identified their second murder victim of the year.  40 year old Mark Allen Bowe was shot in the head near west Hastings and Abbott on Monday night and died later in hospital.  Police believe the shooting is linked to street-level drug trafficking.   Feb. 13, 2005   


At about 05:15 hours, Chilliwack RCMP and Chilliwack Fire Dept, responded to a residential house fire on Creamery Road in Chilliwack.   Once the fire was extinguished and a search was conducted a body was located inside. Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle that was associated to the occupant of the residence.  The vehicle has not been seen since the fire. The vehicle is described as a 1980 Ford 4 wheel drive pickup truck bearing license plate 9234JP.  The vehicle was registered to Anthony Robert Dakota.   RCMP File #Chilliwack 2006-4930   Feb. 10, 2006      


Jeffrey Ashmore, 26, was convicted by a jury after a trial in New Westminster for the murder of Jeffrey Sabine, 26.  Beverly Earhart, 43, is also accused of plotting the first-degree murder of her common-law husband, Sabine. Earhart's daughter, Ashleigh Hiebert, was originally charged with first-degree murder for assisting her boyfriend, Ashmore, but later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder. He was found dead at a home in the 16-hundred block of Cliveden Ave.   Feb. 10, 2006     Jeffery Sabine timeline      


Richmond Mounties are continuing their search for suspects in a vicious stabbing that has left one man dead and another fighting for his life.  Investigators are still piecing together what happened at Aberdeen Centre.  They can confirm 20-year-old Rodger Luu of Vancouver was killed in a fight at the food court and that the man in critical condition is not a suspect.    RCMP File #Richmond 06-4981   Feb. 9, 2006  


Police have identified Vancouver's first murder victim of the year, a woman who was found dead in bushes at Vancouver City Hall on Monday morning.   39-year-old Tracy Ann Guthrie of Surrey had walked away from nearby Vancouver General Hospital where she was a patient.    Guthrie was last seen at VGH on Saturday night. She had walked away wearing green hospital pants, a beige T-shirt and socks.   Her body was spotted by a passer-by in the small park in front of city hall at about 9:30 Monday morning. Police have not disclosed the cause of death. Police say the accused Steve Vezina, 31, was a stranger to Guthrie   Vancouver Homicide # 1   Jan. 30, 2006    25 Years     


Police have identified Chris Michas and bothers Nick and Tadija Jozic as the first three victims.  Four young men were killed and two others hospitalized early yesterday when their BMW was sheared in half by a light standard after clipping another vehicle. Benjamin Brian Hughes, who is in his 30s, was behind the wheel of a Cadillac when it sped side-by-side with a BMW.   Jan. 28, 2006     2011 BCCA 0220     


On Saturday evening January 28th just after 9:00PM members of the Surrey RCMP responded to a man down on 103A Avenue near 144 Street.  The body of a male was located and transported by ambulance to Surrey Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Police have identified the victim as Garry Glen Harder, 45.   Steven Patrick Iyoupe, 26, has been charged with manslaughter.  William Thomas Walker, Lauretta Marie Stevens and Calgary’s Jordon Vojkovic were arrested in May 2008 for their roles in Harder’s drug-related murder.   RCMP File #IHIT 2006-11730    Jan. 28, 2006     


Burnaby RCMP responded to a report of two persons shot at 3355 North Road, Burnaby.  Witnesses have told police investigators that two men were approached by three males in a vehicle described as a Toyota Camry. It was reported that some sort of argument ensued and firearm shots were heard.  The suspects were seen leaving the area south bound on North Rd.   One of the victims, Shaoxin Zhang, 19 yrs., died in hospital as a result of his injuries.  On February 8, 2006 a Canada Wide Warrant of Arrest was issued for Lee-Chia "Kenny" Weng, 28, for 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted Murder.  Huan Sheng "Leo" Tang, 23, was arrested for his involvement in the murder of Zhang and was subsequently charged with being an Accessory After the Fact to Murder.  In 2018 Jui-Kai Weng was arrested in South Korea.  RCMP File #Burnaby 2006-3706  Jan. 22, 2006   Suspect nabbed in South Korea   Suspect extradited


On January 20, 2006 shortly before midnight, Coquitlam RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at an apartment in the 500 block of Shaw Avenue, Coquitlam.  Investigation revealed Brian Sinclair, 29,  had been attacked in the building.  He was rushed to hospital by ambulance but later succumbed to the injuries sustained in the attack.  2 teens were found guilty of manslaughter.   RCMP File #IHIT FILE 2006-8472    Jan. 20, 2006    


RCMP Surrey we called to the area of 130th St & 66a Ave around midnight in regards to a complaint of shots fired being heard. Subsequent investigation resulted in a lone male being located in the driveway of an residence.   The deceased has been identified as: Gurpreet Singh Dhaliwal, 25.   RCMP File #Surrey 2006-5011  January 12th, 2006        


Surrey RCMP are now able to confirm that an event they attended to on the evening of the 11th of January, 2006 in the area of 111th & 132nd St is now confirmed as being a homicide.  The victim age 25 is known to police.   IHIT members have confirmed that this event is NOT related to a homicide that took place in the area of 130th & 66a Ave around midnight January 12th / 13th, 2006.    RCMP File #Surrey 2006-4580   Jan. 11, 2006  


An altercation between two men in the 500 block of Beatty St. ended when one of the men pushed the other down a flight of stairs to a parkade.  The 52-year-old Vancouver man suffered head injuries in the incident and was taken to hospital and later released.  On January 13th the manager of the Sunrise Hotel called police after he was unable to wake up one of his tenants. The man, who was the victim in the January 10th assault, was deceased.    January 10, 2006


Baljinder Singh (Bobby) Atwal, 22, was picked up by friends at his Richmond home last Friday for a rare buddies' night out. By Saturday morning he was New Westminster's first murder victim of 2006, dead from stab wounds, lying beside the Fraser River under the Queensborough Bridge.   NWPS file 06-482   Jan. 7, 2006     

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