Vancouver/Lower Mainland Violent
Coroners Service: Homicide Statistics - 1999 to 2004
Dec. 27, 2003 at 10:35 PM, a stolen green 1994 Dodge Spirit traveling
eastbound on 40th avenue drove through a stop sign and struck the side
of a semi trailer which was southbound on 152 Street. The
driver of the Dodge Spririt was ejected from the car and is currently
in serious condition at Royal Columbian Hospital. Bradley James
Peters, 24, his front seat passenger died at the scene. It is also not known if alcohol was a factor in the
collision, but drug paraphrenalia was found inside the Dodge Spirit
which was stolen in Surrey on the night of December 22nd File #Surrey 2003-157740
Christopher Chubb (born in
1965) of North Vancouver. Mr.
Chubb was not a resident of the Rupert Street address where this
homicide occurred and his reasons for attending the Rupert Street
address are being withheld at this time. IHIT
(Integrated Homicide Investigation Team) was tasked with the
investigation, and forwarded charges of Manslaughter against one of
the male occupants of the residence. IHIT
forwarded a report to Crown Counsel for their review and charge
officers were advised that the charge, in this case, was not approved. File #North Vancouver
2003-40558/IHIT-154532 Dec. 23, 2003
December 13, 2003 at 9:20 AM, a man and woman returned to their parked
a walk in Bear Creek Park located at 88th Avenue and King
George Highway when they noticed a grey Mercedes in the parking lot
with the engine running and the headlights on. Upon
closer examination they saw a man sitting behind the wheel who
appeared unconscious. The couple called 911 and when paramedics and
police arrived the man was found to be dead as a result of apparent
gunshot wound(s). The
victim has been identified as 36-year-old Surrey resident Gurwinder
Singh Bath. Earlier in the year, Bath, who
worked for R&S Transportation Ltd., had been implicated in a
cross-border marijuana-smuggling scheme involving commercial trucks.
#Surrey 2003-151326 Dec.
History of OC in the Indo-Canadian community
shooting at a residence in the 5900 block Muir Drive has resulted in
the death of as Naveen
Shiv Daval, a 20 year old Indo Canadian male from Surrey. Richmond
RCMP were contacted by New Westminster Police Service on December 12,
2003 and advised that a vehicle was being assisted roadside in New
Westminster at 3rd St. and Stewardson Way by Emergency Services. The
vehicle contained 3 adult occupants, all in their early 20's. One
occupant was deceased and had been shot. It
has not been determined whether the shooting was accidental or
intentional. The two remaining occupants of the vehicle, a caucasian
male age 20 of Richmond and an Indo Canadian male age19 of Delta are
currently in custody pending further investigation.
Dec. 12, 2003
Filipino teen was walking home with three friends after playing
basketball when they were confronted by 11 to 15 youths outside Sir
Charles Tupper Secondary School in Vancouver. Jomar was
the slowest of his friends and was kicked and beaten as he ran. He
fell as he ran down a narrow walkway near the school. He curled up
into a ball. Someone broke a soda bottle over his head and
another struck him with a baseball bat. Two others joined
in the attack, wielding a cricket bat and a car club.
Jomar Lanot was beaten to death.
Hank Reiner says charges were stayed because witnesses had committed
perjury or changed their stories. Nov. 28, 2003
resident discovered the body of Tuong (Tommy) Vo, 25, of Surrey in
the 1500 block of Manzanita Court. Police
believe VO’s death is related to an attempted marijuana grow
‘rip’ in the 1300 block of Erskine Street.
investigationby the IHIT
Tuan Doan, 22, Maple Ridge and
Huy Quoc Do, 49, Vancouver were arrested.
File #Coquitlam 2003-50725 Nov. 18, 2003
RCMP have now laid a charge of First Degree Murder against Dean
McDonald, 38 years, or Deroche.
The charge is as a result of Mission RCMP responding to a call
of a shooting at approximately 2240 hours on the 13th Nov 2003 at a
residence in Deroche.
The victim is Laurie Denise McDonald, 35 years, also of Deroche.
File #Mission 2003-15899 Nov. 13, 2003
stood to gain $800,000 from a life insurance policy taken out on
Arden Samuel, who was found strangled to death on Nov. 5, 2003, in
Vancouver's Quilchena Park with his penis cut off and stuffed into
his pants with four notes. The benefactor on Samuel's life
insurance policy was Kembo's son Grant, a toddler at the time of the
killing. Nov. 5, 2003
Tuesday November 4th, 2003, Burnaby RCMP responded to a 911 call in
the 7100 block of Linden Avenue in Burnaby. Police
discovered the body of 27 year old Brenda
Doria Domingo inside her apartment. William
Patrick Turpin, a 56-year-old resident of Burnaby has been charged
with the first degree murder of Domingo.
File #Burnaby 2003-58102
Nov. 4, 2003
October 21, 2003 the Burnaby RCMP were called to an incident involving
‘shots fired’ at a shopping plaza located at the corner of 10th
Ave and 6th street, Burnaby. Upon attendance the police located a male
who had succumbed to his injuries. The
24-year-old deceased male was identified as Laurent
Jean-Guy aka John Lahn.
Charged for murder is: Anton
Brad Hooites-Meursing, 32.
Police do not believe the Lahn homicide was a random act, as
the two previously knew each other.
File #Burnaby 2003-55037
Oct. 21, 2003
Hooites-Meursing was also involved in another killing: The
deal that killed Superman Part 1
deal that killed Superman Part 2
traveling on a Forest Service Road near the small Fraser Canyon
community discovered a body Oct. 7, 2003. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Russell
William MacLeod (Born: 79-07-20) of Abbotsford BC.
9th MacLeod's house in Abbotsford, which contained a grow-op was set
on fire. Two
men were arrested without incident at separate locations in Abbotsford
during the evening of October 16, 2003.
Charged with one count of first degree murder are Charles
Bickford ( Born: 1978-09-20 ) and Jason
( Born: 1978-06-02 ) both of Abbotsford. Rocky
Derrick Corbett ( Born: 1979-12-01 ) was arrested and charged a
few days later. File
#Hope 2003-11803 Oct.
suspect stabbed Renato Tibay, 54, in from of his residence
the intersection of Sherbrooke and East Columbia Streets in New
said his killing was targeted, but no arrests have been made.
NWPS file: 03-23087
Sept. 13, 2003
EDGAR 'IGGY' LEONARDO
Police have for the first time used an innovative technology that
allowed them to create a composite sketch based on DNA found at the
crime scene of an unsolved murder. They hope the picture will lead
to fresh tips in the 2003 case.
Snapshot analysis service - developed by Virginia-based Parabon
- uses DNA to estimate the colour of an individual’s hair, skin and
eyes, as well as face shape, and then creates an image that should
look similar to the person.
Vancouver police provided Parabon with DNA seized from the West End
apartment where Edgar (Iggy) Leonardo, 36, was killed.
Aug 23, 2003.
Neumann, 62, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with
the death of his ex-wife Bozenka Neumann, 63, at her Smith Avenue
Neumann was arrested on the front lawn of the residence
without incident after police received a 911 call saying a woman was
dead at the home. Aug.
before 4 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2003, bullets began flying at the Loft Six
nightclub in Gastown -- the result of a violent confrontation
apparently sparked by an argument between bikers and Indo-Canadian
moments, 3 people were dead and
5 were seriously
injured. John Anthony Johnson, a former
bouncer at Brandi's strip club in Vancouver and Windsor resident
John Popovich, 32, an innocent bystander were killed. Police
have identified Mahmoud Alkhalil, 19, as
the third man fatally shot during the
deadly gunfight at the Loft Six nightclub Aug. 16, 2003
RCMP responded to a call of a man down in the 800 block of Tupper
Avenue, Coquitlam on July 2, 2003. There,
investigators discovered that a male had been shot and succumbed to
his injuries. The victim
of this homicide has now been identified as Peter Jacob Derksen, 47 of
a history of drug convictions.
March 3, 2004 former Coquitlam resident David Castagner, 54, was
charged with two counts of
2nd degree murder in connection with a 2003 Coquitlam homicide and
another murder dating back to 1973.
The second charge against Castagner relates to the
disappearance of Noel Richmond,
a resident of the south Surrey area, in the fall of 1973. His
body has not been recovered.
File #Coquitlam 2003-27618 July 2, 2003
NAME NOT RELEASED
RCMP were called by a man who reported the homicide of his wife. When
officers arrived at the couple’s apartment located in the 15200
block of 18th Avenue they found the body of an 83-year-old woman.
72-year-old husband was arrested at the scene without incident. File #Surrey 2003-67761 June 19, 2003
at Kent Institution,
Vance Shanoss, 39, was discovered beaten and stabbed to death. Shanoss
was serving a life sentence for second-degree murder.
#Agassiz 2003-5679 June
RCMP responded to an altercation between two groups of patrons in the
300 block of North Road at the Boss Sushi Cafe.
Heung "Charlie" Lee, 27, of Coquitlam had been shot
and was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. On
June 26, 2003, Jason
Hynn Kim, 19, was arrested by the IHIT in North Vancouver in connection
with this murder.
File #Coquitlam 2003-22399/IHIT-59329 June 1, 2003
Tracy Tom, 40, body was discovered Saturday May 31, 2003 in an alley
near Capilano Road and Marine Drive in North Vancouver. Tom
an Asian transsexual known
to police and associated to the downtown Vancouver sex trade. On
June 4, 2003 Jatin Patel, 29, of no fixed address was charged with the
second-degree murder. The investigation has revealed that Patel and Tom met in the
downtown core and then traveled via taxi to a North Vancouver motel on
Wednesday May 28, 2003.
In March 2018 Patel was declared a dangerous offender after raping a
File #North Vancouver 2003-15977 May 31, 2003 Dangerous
body of a female was found in the bushes on Quarry Road Coquitlam May
28, 2003. The body was
44, who had been reported missing on May 24th by the North
Vancouver Detachment. The
victim is of Korean
decent and the Korean Consulate has been advised.
#Coquitlam 2003-21798 May
LEAH ANN HERON & ANNA ADAMS
Leah Ann Heron, 41, of Mission and her mother 68-year-old Anna Adams
of Maple Ridge died after
into Sherry's room at Mission
Memorial Hospital, where she was recuperating from injuries suffered
in a traffic accident, pulled
out a hand gun and fired several shots at the two women, and
The shootings took
place a few hours after a court
restraining order was issued against
Mr. Heron a BC
Correctional Service employee.
On May 23, 2003 Bryan Heron was found near
Stave Lake where he pulled out a handgun and shot himself.
#Mission 2003-6476 May
RCMP responded to a 911 call to a home in the 26900 block of 100th
Avenue in Maple Ridge on May19, 2003.
The caller indicated that a man had been found deceased inside
that home. When
Police arrived they discovered that the homeowner Craig
Raymond Taylor, 37, had died as a result of suspicious
circumstances. Taylor was a 37 year old Caucasian man, the owner of
the home in which he was found, and a Maple Ridge resident. Police
did discover a small collection of marihuana plants inside the home. Taylor’s
Drummond-Hay, 30, Vancouver has been arrested for the murder.
#Ridge Meadows 2003-11137 May
RAYMOND MAN YUEN CHAN
Chan, 31, body was located in an alley behind 5740 Cedarbridge Way
Richmond the victim of a targeted gangland style hit.
Chan has been identified
as the leader of the Lotus
with First Degree Murder
Andrew Mercredi , 28, Burnaby,
Aharon Lee Campbell, 22, Maple Ridge, Justine
Nethanial Po, 28, Vancouver, and Mark
James Thrower, 35, of Richmond.
#Richmond 2003-17754 May 12, 2003
judgement reveals details on Chan's murder
Saturday, April 19th 2003 at approximately 11:00 p.m. hours, Terry
Hanna, 51, entered the North Burnaby Inn situated in the 4100 block of
Hastings Street wielding a knife and a hammer.
Police were summoned to the scene.
The subject resisted arrest and the Police Trazer Device was
used in order to subdue the subject.
Shortly there after the subject went into cardiac arrest.
The subject was pronounced dead on arrival to Burnaby Hospital.
#Burnaby 2003–18797 April
RCMP were called to the City Centre Manor on Yale Road East in
Chilliwack shortly before 6:00pm on Saturday, April 12, 2003 after the
body of a lone male was
in an apartment which he occupied.
The discovery was made by a family relative who had not heard from
the victim since April 10th and attended the location to check on
his well being. The
victim is being identified at this time as; Sean Christopher Quilty,
32, a local Chilliwack resident.
Chilliwack RCMP have charged Richard
27, of Chilliwack.
File #Chilliwack 2003-8517 April 12, 2003
17-year-old girl is facing numerous charges, including dangerous
driving causing death and impaired driving, related to a fatal car
crash in New Westminster last April. The
two-car crash in the 200 block of Brunette Avenue killed 22-year-old
Johan Alexis Vanloo of Surrey, the driver of one of the vehicles. A
20-year-old male passenger was seriously injured. The
of the other car, who has now been charged, was also
seriously hurt. The accused cannot be named because she is
under age but the crown is seeking an adult sentence if she is
25, of North Vancouver, died in Lions Gate Hospital after being shot
in the basement suite of the victim's parents' home at 324 West 22nd
St. in North Vancouver. Simantiris
himself made at least two phone calls after being shot, one to his
vacationing parents and another to 9-1-1. He died of his wounds
later that evening in Lions Gate Hospital.
first-degree murder charge has been laid against
24, North Vancouver man currently on probation for a drug charge.
#North Vancouver 2003-10158 April
orders often ignored
Allardyce was reported
missing from her home in Mission, BC. She
departed her home on the April 06, 2003 telling her roommate that
she would be returning in an hour.
April 25, 2003 Mission RCMP located the body of Donna in a wooded
area, west of her residence; which is situated at 31893 Raven
Ave, Mission, BC. File #Mission 2003-4297 IHIT
2003-4616 April 6, 2003
the early morning hours of the March 22, 2003, Mission RCMP attended
a Mission residence in response to a 911 call. Upon
our arrival two males had suffered injuries from a knife. One of the
victims suffered life threatening injuries and succumbed to those
injuries while en route to Royal Columbian Hospital. The
deceased is Justin Miller, 18 years, of Mission, B.C. Landon
Hayes Kibbe,18, of Maple Ridge, appeared in Abbotsford Provincial Court and was
charged with the 2nd Degree Murder of Justin Miller. He
was also charged with the Aggravated Assault of Corey Lasalle. File #Mission 2002-3526
RCMP are releasing the identity of the homicide victim who was
located at the Chevron Card Lock Gas Station and Truck Stop at the
intersection of Yale Rd and Lickman Rd near HWY 1 on Feb. 18, 2003. The
decease is identified as Damien Perry, 28. File #Chilliwack 2003-4004 Feb. 18, 2003
Jan. 19, 2003 17-year-old Christian Kwee was shot with a handgun in
Cafe on North Road Coquitlam. Kwee was a Dr. Charles
Best Secondary Grade 12 student. Police
believe Kwee was shot because he had won
a video game and the other men were not happy about it.
Jan. 19, 2003
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