Mainland Violent Deaths 2004
Coroners Service: Homicide Statistics - 1999 to 2004
A Surrey man has been
found murdered in a rural area of Chilliwack. Police say the body of 25-year-old Mohammed Sadiq Qayum was
discovered Dec. 30. The
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) issued a statement
Thursday calling the death an "isolated incident." Police are also looking for Qayum's car, a 1994 silver
Honda Civic with B.C. licence plate 798 JJL.
File #Chilliwack 2004-45617
Dec. 30, 2004
A 3-and-a-half year old boy has been mauled to death by dogs in
his home. There were 3
rottweilers and a collie in the house at the time of the attack,
which took place sometime Monday morning.
family called 911 and rushed the child to the nearby Ridge-Meadows
hospital where he was pronounced dead. File #Ridge Meadows 2004-31410
Dec. 27, 2004
Saturday December 18th, 2004 Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a
body discovered in a vacant lot situated at the 7300 block of King
George Highway. The
person has been identified as Michelle Liza Webster, 44, a known sex
trade worker, who frequented the area of 80th Ave and King George
#Surrey 2004-158636 Dec. 18, 2004
(Jay) BAXTER GARROW
Dec 16th, 2004, Jason (Jay) Baxter Garrow, 32, was reported
missing when he did not appear for work. His residence in North
Surrey was checked with negative results. His
vehicle was located a few days later in the parking area of the
Superstore in the 7200 block of the King George Highway.
Garrow’s remains were located in a shallow grave in Surrey. As
a result of this five-month investigation, Charles Martin Overall,
36, a Surrey resident, was arrested on Sept 8, 2005 for the
murder of Jason Garrow. Overall
is on facing one count first-degree murder. In
addition, Lorena Lynn Wells, 34, a Surrey resident, was also
arrested on September 8 and is before the courts to face one count
accessory after the fact and one count of obstruction of justice. RCMP File #Surrey 2004-157848
December 16, 2004
December 8, 2004, New Westminster police officers were called to an
apartment residence at 221 11th Street where a 63-year-old male was
discovered deceased. The
victim has been identified as Ralph Wayne Lange, 63. An
autopsy was conducted yesterday and it was determined that the
victim died as a result of a stabbing.
Dec. 8, 2004
45-year-old Vancouver tugboat skipper, has been identified by
friends as the woman found brutally beaten to death last week.
She body was found in an industrial parking lot in the 1900
block of Powell St.
She was clad in only a black t-shirt, panties and socks. Blue
jeans and a jacket were found nearby.
A green blanket covered her body. There
appears to have been a large futon left, as well, which was tucked
away in a darkened corner with the body. Vancouver Homicide #25-2004 Nov. 30, 2004
investigation by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
continues into the suspicious death of an adult male found in the
Lynnterm area off of Brooksbank Road on November 25th. The
deceased has been positively identified as 31-year-old Eric Barton
of North Vancouver.
File #North Vancouver NV04-39399 Nov. 25, 2004
22 years, of Mission is being treated as a Homicide. The
investigation is centred around a residence in the 36500 block of
Lougheed Highway, Mission, BC.
As a result of the investigation conducted by The Integrated
Homicide Investigation Team
Singh Bhullar, 39 years, of
Mission, B.C. was arrested on the 3rd December 2004 and charged with
First Degree Murder.
RCMP File #Mission -15992//IHIT 2004-41663 Nov. 25, 2004
have identified the teenager shot to death at the Newton Athletic
Park Sunday night and it looks like another case of Indo-Canadian
man shot dead at the Newton Athletic Park was Aklesh Anuj Chaudary,
#Surrey 2004-144162 Nov.
Angel Gates, 27, arrested Monday afternoon in the stabbing of a
44-year old man and has now been charged with Second Degree murder.
The name of the victim - who died shortly after arriving at hospital
- has not been released. Vancouver Homicide #24-2004
Nov. 8, 2004
(aka: Elvie Ma)
The Integrated Homicide Team in
partnership with Richmond Serious Crime Unit has identified the
human remains discovered November 5, 2004 in a slough on Rice Mill
Road in Richmond. The
remains were forensically identified as Siu Yin MA ( aka: Elvie MA).
MA was a 45 year old Asian female who resided in Ladner. Charles Kembo
was charged with her murder.
cause of death is not being released at this time.
IHIT File #2004-139889
Nov. 5, 2004 Man
charged with three murders
Westminster Police responded to a report of firecrackers call
Oct 31, 2004. During that investigation, the attending officer located
a 20-year-old male in the parking lot of Century House who was
exhibiting signs of alcohol intoxication he was transported to the
Westminster Police jail facility, and lodged in cells pursuant to the Provincial Liquor Control and
Licensing Act, where he died 5 hours later. Results of the autopsy are that Dwight Canon died of trauma. Caron
was involved in a fight earlier in the evening, before he eventually
died. 20-year old Mathew
James Johnston is now being
held in custody. New
Westminster File #04-29762
Richard McLintock, 22, of Maple Ridge,
last seen on
September 29th in the evening.
McLintock has a criminal record involving
On February 21st, 2005, 23-year-old Maple Ridge resident,
Mark John Blackwell was charged with the First Degree Murder of
Jason McLintock. This charge was later stayed.
Blackwell is further facing several other serious Assault charges
and Obstruction of Justice related to a separate shooting that took
place on February 12th, 2005 on Acadia Street in Maple Ridge when a
36-year old Maple Ridge man was shot while exiting his vehicle. This
incident stemmed from a road rage type incident that occurred on
January 29th, 2005. T
File #Ridge Meadows 2004-23911/IHIT-124513 Sept. 29 2004
man died in hospital after an altercation with another man in the
west lane of the 100 block of E. Hastings. They appear to have
argued over money owed and a drug deal gone bad. The victim was
unconscious after he was hit on the head and an ambulance took him
to the hospital, where he later died. He has not been positively
identified yet and an autopsy is scheduled.
A suspect has been arrested and is being
held pending investigation.
VPD File #04-250574 -
Homicide #22-2004 Sept. 25, 2004
Sept 24 at approximately 3:00 am police responded to a report
of shots fired in the 9100 block of 125th St in Surrey. Officers
victim who had suffered fatal gunshot wounds.
27-year-old East Indian male victim was a Surrey resident and has
been identified as Amandeep Singh Bath.
Bhabjit Singh Aujlq and Parminder Singh Basran have been charged. Charges
against them dropped in 2005.
Sept 2013 they were charged again. March 2017 they
pleaded guilty. RCMP
File #Surrey 2004-119697 Sept 24, 2004 Sentenced
6 years for 2004 shooting
Guilty pleas in cold case
RCMP lay murder charges
Kornun, on roller
blades, was chased in the 500 block Robson Street by a suspect
described as a white male, late 20's to early 30's, sandy brown
hair, clean shaven, wearing a faded plaid shirt and blue jeans,
5'8" to 5'10", slightly heavy build.
Homicide #21-2004 Sept. 15, 2004
police are investigating a ‘”drug deal gone bad” after the
discovery of a black man's body in Stanley Park.
Police believe that Richard Arthur Bell, 29 was shot to death
during a pre-arranged meeting.
The victim was found near the Rowing Club on a trail that
leads to the Aquarium. (CBC) Vancouver Homicide #20-2004
Sept. 7, 2004
The RCMP are investigating the death of a woman in a house
on 152nd Street.
File #Surrey 2004-109939
ZHI WANG & AI JUAN LI
Fan Chang has been
in the double
homicide of a mother and daughter inside their Richmond
File #Richmond 2004-35152
Sept. 1, 2004
Haynes, 75 was found dead inside the Columbia Hotel. After
a 5-year police investigation, George Phillip Holt, 63, was arrested
at his home in New Westminster on Dec. 1, 2009 and charged with
second-degree murder in the death of Reginald Haynes.
Homicide #19-2004 Aug.
Marquis, 39 was stabbed to death near Andy Livingstone Park.
Leonard Miskinack, 26 is charged with 2nd degree
Neumann, 63 was found dead in her Coquitlam home Aug. 23, 2004 of an
apparent gunshot wound. Her
Neumann, 62 has been charged with first-degree
Files #Coquitlam 2004-35024 Aug. 23, 2004
Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling northbound on the Patullo Bridge
and rounded the curve on the south side of the mid span.
The Cavalier lost control on the curve and crossed over the
centre line and collided with a south bound Ford. 45-year-old Surrey
resident, John Albert Heida, the driver of the Ford, was pronounced
dead at the scene. Charges have now been laid against the
driver of the Cavalier, 19-year-old Surrey resident, Felicia
has been charged with one count each of impaired driving causing
death, operating a vehicle with over 80mg of alcohol and dangerous
driving causing death. RCMP
File #Surrey 2004-104873
have identified the Vancouver's 17th homicide victim of 2004 as
33-year-old Yilmaz Kuruoglu.
He was found in the driver’s seat of a car.
Police say he had been shot at least a dozen times.
Investigators say the victim appears to have been targeted.
File #04-196762 - Vancouver Homicide #17-2004
RCMP responded to a two-vehicle crash that occurred in the
intersection of 256 Street and 24 Avenue in Aldergrove.
According to investigators, an east-bound red Ford Tempo driven by
Evers, 26, a Aldergrove man failed to stop at the stop sign
located at the intersection. The Tempo then collided with a blue
Oldsmobile that was driven by a thirty-seven-year-old Aldergrove
woman. Also in the Oldsmobile were three children ages of twelve,
seven and five. The driver of the Oldsmobile, Barbara Jane Dyck,
37, died at the scene as a result of the injuries sustained in the
crash. Three children were air-lifted to Vancouver area hospitals with
File #Langley 2004-27610 July 30, 2004
21 year-old woman
has been charged with the death of an Rag Michaelson, 84 who was killed in his East Vancouver home earlier this
Hannah Azak who apparently tried to steal Michaelson’s car has been charged with second-degree murder.
File #04-191049 - Vancouver Homicide #16-2004 July
were flagged down in the area of 1066 West Hastings. Police found a
male laying on the sidewalk, he had been shot. And ambulance and
members of the Fire Department attempted to revive the male but he
died on scene. As police were gathering witnesses, a male was
located with a gun shot wound to his leg, he was taken to hospital.
Police learned later of another male that was in hospital with a gun
shot wound to his shoulder. Both victims are males in their mid 20's
and have non-life threatening injuries. The disagreement had
originally started between two males in Club Aqua, the friends of
both parties got involved and shots were fired outside the club. 150
witnesses were questioned and the police are still investigating the
incident. VPD File #04-186258 Vancouver
July 24, 2004
of Langley is found dead in his car in Abbotsford after shots are
fired around 3:20 a.m. Friends of Bassi's family said he had gotten
mixed up in gangs and drugs. July
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Naud, 23, was hiding in Kelowna from a Surrey crime family. The
Alkhalil family had already beaten up Naud’s lawyer and shot his
father Ray, but finally got their revenge on Michael when someone
shot him as he was going into his Ashton Manor apartment building
July 6. Naud, 23, died hours after he was shot in the chest
Tuesday by what witnesses say was a lone gunman outside
his apartment building on Buckland Avenue in
Kelowna. Michael Naud was found not guilty in the 2001
death of then 19-year-old Khalil Alkhalil.
July 6, 2004
search a must when clubbing
responded to a report of a found body in the area of 1080 Cliveden
Avenue. On arrival
police learned that an employee from a neighboring business had
discovered a deceased adult female body behind a dumpster. The
body has been identified as Melody Jane Fournier, 48. July
1, 2004 Updated: Melody Fournier
died by her own hand as a result of a drug overdose according to
30th, 2004 Robbie Araji and a friend were out walking through
Waterfront Park when they became involved in an altercation with a
group of young men. During the altercation the victim was
assaulted and later succumbed to his injuries. On the
afternoon of Tuesday, July 27, 2004, four males were arrested and
charged in connection with this homicide.
has been charged with Second degree murder. A second young
offender has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a
has laid additional
charges in connection with the homicide.
Jonathan Baker, 19, and Philip Michael Wilmarth, 19, both of
North Vancouver, have been charged
with one count each of assault.
File #North Vancouver 2004-20697/IHIT2004-80002
June 30, 2004
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Anne Dietrich, 47 a Surrey woman was murdered and then dumped into the
fully clothed corpse was pulled from the river after the crew of the
River Eagle tug boat spotted it floating in the north arm, east of
the CN Rail swing bridge.
File #Richmond 2004-23983/HIT-77083 June
Vecchio, 42, body was discovered on Gillis Avenue off McCallum
Road June 17 by a couple out for a walk. They found her at the
bottom of a two-metre concrete retaining wall near a small wooden
pump house in a raspberry field. Robert Douglas
Charlton, 36, the victim’s common law husband appeared before a
provincial court judge for the second degree murder of Vecchio.
Chilliwack Homicide #2-2004
June 17, 2004
were called to the underground parking and storage area of an
apartment building in the 300 block of E.2nd Ave. for a suspicious
smell. They located a container and discovered a badly decomposed
body inside. The apartment building is the residence of a Vancouver
missing person, Constance Graham, 65 and police are looking at the
possibility of a connection. Gary Richard Smith, 49, has been charged in the
disappearance and murder of his mother.
Police File #119382 - Vancouver Homicide #14-2004
May 14th, 2004, Chilliwack RCMP responded to a complaint of a found
body. Hannah Gartry, a 50-year old Caucasian female, has been
identified as the victim. Hannah
Gartry a resident of the Downtown Eastside was last seen on December
7th 2003. Missing
for 6 months, her body was discovered on May 14th 2004 in an area of
Chilliwack Lake Road . On
May 13th 2005, the following persons were arrested and have been
charged with 1st degree murder.
Thomas, 29 years of
age, resident of Vancouver and Teresa Truman, 24 years of age,
resident of Vancouver.
File #Chilliwack 2004-15226 May 14, 2004
Lee, 50 was found dead
7, 2004 inside
his business, Lee's Jewelers and Loans, a pawnshop at No. 3 Road
Although investigators quickly identified Kien Beng Tan as a
suspect, he fled to his native Malaysia before he could be
File #Richmond 2004-17247
May 7, 2004
pawnbroker knew dangers of the trade
DHILLON & PHIL HOTHI
were called to a residence in the 800 blk of E.32nd Ave. for a Shots
Fired call to 911. Information was received that two people were
deceased inside the residence. The victims are only tentatively
identified, as police are awaiting autopsy results and next-of-kin
notifications. Both victims are Indo-Canadian males in their 20's
and are known to police. While the motive is still under
investigation, the shootings are not considered a random act and are
believed to be gang or drug-related. One
of the victims is identified as Herman Dhillon, a former high school
basketball star. Vancouver Homicide #12
and #13-2004 May
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people were partying in a rooming house in the 1400 block of
Venables St., which appears to be an after-hours club. Two men got
into a dispute over a woman and one of the men shot the other in the
chest. Police arrested Saeed Hassan Abdalla, a 33-year-old Vancouver
resident and well-known to police, and charged him with second
degree murder. The gun was recovered from the yard where it was
The victim, a 31-year-old Surrey resident, died at the
Homicide #11-2004 May 2, 2004
Officers discovered a man lying in the street in the 300 blk of
Jackson Ave. He had been involved in a physical altercation of some
sort and had received serious head injuries. He was taken to
hospital by ambulance but died about 12 hours later from his
injuries. The victim is in his early 20's and lived in Vancouver. Identity
will be confirmed at an autopsy that has now been scheduled for
later today. The motive for this homicide may have been
A shooting took place in the north parking lot of the PNE. Once the
victim was in the vehicle he was shot numerous times. The
police were called by several witnesses who then described the
suspect as, an East Indian male in his 20’s wearing dark clothes
and a unique black balaclava with white and red trim around the
mouth. The suspect fled on foot and is believed to have got to
a vehicle near Eton and Renfrew. The victim Harjeet Singh
Ghoman, a 23 years old
Indo Canadian male, is known to the police. Ghoman was a suspect in a September 2000 shooting in
Vancouver Homicide #9-2004 April 26, 2004
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James Hendry, 47, was found beaten to death in the 2100-block of
Williams Street. Investigators believe Hendry, who's mentally
and physically challenged, was out riding his bike when he was
attacked. Alan James Hardy,
41, was arrested April 17th
and charged with the 2nd degree murder. Police are
still not aware of the motive. The victim and the assailant
did not know one another.
April 19, 2004
body of Stanley Sloan, 52 was found in Gates park (the old Reeve Park)
by a passer by on a bicycle. Two
males were arrested for this incident in the Port Coquitlam area. One
male is 18 years of age and the other is 15 years
who lives in Port Coquitlam,
pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of the 52-year-old
Coquitlam man and was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court on Thursday to
two years less a day in provincial prison, followed by three years
File #Coquitlam 2004-15464
April, 18th, 2003
Lambert, 50, was stabbed to death in a Chilliwack duplex.
Lisa Michelle Williams has been charged with second
RCMP File #Chilliwack
March 29, 2004
HEE KWAN & DAISY JIEUN KOWN
members of a family died in an apparent double murder-suicide.
bodies of Derek Ad Wok Kwon and his wife
both 44, and their 18-year-old daughter Daisy
Gun Kwon were discovered
Saturday in the home in the 14000-block of 18th Avenue. RCMP
File #Surrey 2004-36729 March
name of the victim that was stabbed and killed on March 26th at
Woodlands and 6th Ave was released. He is Aaron Miles Nelson, a
19-year-old Vancouver resident. There are two possible suspects who
are being described as black males, there are no clothing
descriptions. The police are tracing the last few hours on Friday
night leading up to the stabbing.
File #04-074067 - Vancouver Homicide #7-2004 March
Police responded to a 911 call from a citizen travelling by the area
of 9700 block River who saw a male slumped in a vehicle.
On police arrival it was determined that a non white male in
his early 60’s was deceased in the vehicle.
Police confirm that Karmen Singh Johl, 63 did suffer fatal gunshot
Johl had been convicted of drug trafficking in 1993 and
lost property under the Proceeds of Crime Act in 1998.
March 23, 2004
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Irving, 51 died as a result of injuries received during a home invasion
in Burnaby on March 15th, 2004.
He passed away in hospital on March 22nd.
Crossley, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder in the
death of Mr. Irving. Crossley
was found guilty of
File #Burnaby 2004-13930 March 15th,
Russell Walton McCoy,
41 was killed in a house in the 11200-block of 90th
Avenue in North Delta on Monday afternoon. Paul Schlosser-Moller, 34, of no fixed address, has been
charged with manslaughter and is still being held in custody March 8, 2004
The deceased is Gerpal
Paul Dosanjh, 28 years of age was shot while at the Gourmet Castle
Restaurant. . Police questioned a number of individuals
at the scene, including friends of the victim. The case could
have been solved right after it happened, but the friends that were
with the victim are refusing to cooperate with police.
The only description available of the two males is that
they are both in their 20’s, one Caucasian and one East Indian.
Dosanjh was a cousin of the original Indo-Canadian gangsters - Jimmy
and Ron Dosanjh - who were gunned down in 1994 by suspected
associates of Bindy Johal.
File #04-055881 – Vancouver Homicide #6-2004 March 6, 2004
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Ditchburn, 14, was killed March 1 when she was struck by a car while
in the crosswalk. Coquitlam resident
Swasnica, 22, is charged
with dangerous driving causing death in connection with the Port
Coquitlam teen's death. RCMP
File #Coquitlam 2004-8624
March 1, 2004
Hesam Abdulhussen-Zadeh was a 23-year-old North Vancouver resident.
The cause of death is not being released at this time. No
suspects have been identified.
File #04-045817 – Vancouver Homicide #5-2004 Feb. 26, 2004
KA CHING CHOW
Ka Chow, 22 was shot to death after leaving the Insomnia karaoke bar in
Richmond. They found
the vehicle Chow had been driving, a new-model silver SUV, slammed
into the wall of a business. Chow
was already dead. Chow
was "known" to Richmond
police. A gangland
slaying or drug turf-war has not been ruled out as the cause. RCMP
File #Richmond 2004-6800 February
18, 2004 Man
gunned down while driving
Christopher Michael Howey was returning to his car on Boundary Road
and Canada Way with a gas can when he was approached by two men who
shot and killed him. The only
description was that they were wearing dark clothing. Investigators are
classifying this as a deliberate attack, though there is no known
motive. Howey was from Edmonton where he was well known
file #04-039231 Vancouver
Gangster Michael Newman beat, stabbed and shot Rozen to death at his
West End apartment on Jan. 5, 2004, a BC Supreme Court Justice ruled
on Feb 20, 2013.
The victim had placed a newspaper classified
ad to sell an expensive diamond engagement ring. The ring was never
recovered after his murder. The case gained international
attention after Rozen’s parents enlisted the help of the America’s
Most Wanted TV show to solicit new tips in 2007. Two years
later, evidence surfaced that led to Newman being charged.
Homicide #3-2004 Jan.
RCMP were called to the area of the 7500 block of 123 Street for a
report of a physical altercation. When officers arrived they found
25-year-old Ranjit Brar who was seriously injured. He was
transported to hospital where he later died as a result of his
injuries. On March 26,
2004, 19-year-old Surrey resident Matthew
with relation to the murder of Ranjit Brar. He has been charged with
second degree murder. On March 30, 2004, 21-year-old Nicholas St.
Hilaire of Surrey was also arrested and charged with the second
degree murder of Ranjit Brar. On
July 27, 2004, a third person, 19-year-old Surrey resident,
was charged in the second degree murder in relation to this
File #Surrey 2004-1985
Davis, 23 was shot and killed after she intervened in a fight where one
man was on the ground and being beaten by a group of Asian men
outside the Purple Onion. Ironically, that victim-an Indo-Canadian
male-may have shot Davis before fleeing the scene with another
Indo-Canadian male. The other victim is 24-year-old
Saff Imran Sharif, 23, who was awaiting sentencing
on a count of trafficking cocaine has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and
four counts of attempted murder.
& 2-2004 Jan. 3, 2004
crime grows well in BC
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