Homicide

This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)

Sentencing set for youth convicted in stabbing death of South Surrey mechanic

Pair were found guilty in May 2021 of second-degree murder, sentencing set for June 2022

 

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

 

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’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)

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)
Police on the scene in South Surrey’s Morgan Heights neighbourhood following the Jan. 6, 2021 shooting death of Gary Kang. (File photo)

Forfeiture office targets parents of gang member killed in South Surrey

Notice of claim says cash, diamond ring are proceeds of crime

Police on the scene in South Surrey’s Morgan Heights neighbourhood following the Jan. 6, 2021 shooting death of Gary Kang. (File photo)
Police officers stand in a cordoned-off portion of the parking lot at Southpoint Exchange in South Surrey, in front of the drive-thru lane where Suminder (Ali) Grewal was fatally shot on Aug. 2, 2019. (Nick Greenizan file photo)

Life sentences for 2019 shooting death of Hells Angel in South Surrey

No chance of parole for 20 years for Calvin Powery-Hooker and Nathan De Jong

Police officers stand in a cordoned-off portion of the parking lot at Southpoint Exchange in South Surrey, in front of the drive-thru lane where Suminder (Ali) Grewal was fatally shot on Aug. 2, 2019. (Nick Greenizan file photo)
The man charged in the death of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi – Harjot Singh Deo – is now allowed to contact his sister. (File photo)

Accused in 2017 torch-SUV killing in Surrey now allowed contact with sister

Harjot Singh Deo’s bail condition was varied in B.C. Supreme Court on Aug. 20

The man charged in the death of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi – Harjot Singh Deo – is now allowed to contact his sister. (File photo)
Kevin Wesley has been charged with the first-degree murder of Christopher Hood on July 5, 2021 in Abbotsford.

Man charged with 1st-degree murder at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford

Body of Christopher Hood, 44, was found in parking lot on July 5, 2021

Kevin Wesley has been charged with the first-degree murder of Christopher Hood on July 5, 2021 in Abbotsford.
A Surrey man is the victim of the Lower Mainland’s latest homicide. Kenneth Thomas Howe, 38, was found in the 6200-block of Darnley Street in Burnaby on Aug. 12 around 6 a.m. (Photo: IHIT)

Surrey man identified as victim in Burnaby homicide

Police called to 6200-block of Darnley Street Aug. 12

A Surrey man is the victim of the Lower Mainland’s latest homicide. Kenneth Thomas Howe, 38, was found in the 6200-block of Darnley Street in Burnaby on Aug. 12 around 6 a.m. (Photo: IHIT)
Thirty-six year old Christopher Roy’s body was discovered in a burned our vehicle in Langley on July 21, 2021. Homicide detectives said he was known to police and the incident was targeted. (IHIT)

Detectives identify Langley murder victim with link to Lower Mainland gang conflict

Christopher Roy’s body was found in a burned out vehicle on July 20

Thirty-six year old Christopher Roy’s body was discovered in a burned our vehicle in Langley on July 21, 2021. Homicide detectives said he was known to police and the incident was targeted. (IHIT)
A large police presence was on hand Monday afternoon (July 5) on Clinton Avenue, east of Clearbrook Road, after a body was found in a parking lot of Clearbrook Park. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Homicide investigation underway after body found in Abbotsford park

Body discovered early Monday morning in Clearbrook Park

A large police presence was on hand Monday afternoon (July 5) on Clinton Avenue, east of Clearbrook Road, after a body was found in a parking lot of Clearbrook Park. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team officers on the Soowahlie reserve near Cultus Lake on Nov. 1, 2019 where the body of 26-year-old Jordan Christopher Smyth was found. As of this week, charged with one count each of murder is David Allen Geoghegan and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Murder charges laid in connection with Halloween homicide near Cultus Lake

Prolific offenders Darius Commodore and David Geoghegan charged with killing Jordan Smyth in 2019

RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team officers on the Soowahlie reserve near Cultus Lake on Nov. 1, 2019 where the body of 26-year-old Jordan Christopher Smyth was found. As of this week, charged with one count each of murder is David Allen Geoghegan and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)

2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
Robert Nelson, 35, died after being stabbed at a homeless camp in Abbotsford on April 7 of this year.

Mom pleads for information about son’s killing at Abbotsford homeless camp

Robert Nelson, 35, described as ‘man who stood for justice, honour, respect’

Robert Nelson, 35, died after being stabbed at a homeless camp in Abbotsford on April 7 of this year.
B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Police discover woman’s body in Okanagan home while investigating double homicide

Police believe all three killings are targeted acts related to drug and gang activities

B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Homicide investigators still want to learn more about victim Bo Fan’s apparent association to an organization known as ‘Create Abundance.’ (Contributed photos/graphic)

PHOTOS: Evidence still sought in June 2020 South Surrey death of Bo Fan

IHIT says ‘spiritual-training’ organization was victim’s only local connection

Homicide investigators still want to learn more about victim Bo Fan’s apparent association to an organization known as ‘Create Abundance.’ (Contributed photos/graphic)
The family of 19-year-old Tanner Krupa, whose body was found in Surrey in 2017, is appealing for new information with the creation of a website, whathappenedtotanner.com. (Photo: whathappenedtotanner.com)

Website seeks new information nearly 4 years after teen found dead in Surrey

The body of Tanner Krupa, 19, was found in the 6900-block of 127A Street on Aug. 20, 2017

The family of 19-year-old Tanner Krupa, whose body was found in Surrey in 2017, is appealing for new information with the creation of a website, whathappenedtotanner.com. (Photo: whathappenedtotanner.com)
Homicide investigators search a home reportedly belong to the husband of Trina Hunt on Saturday, June 5. Hunt’s body was found in Hope on March 29, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

Homicide investigators search 2 homes in Mission, Port Moody in Trina Hunt probe

Trina Hunt’s body was found in the Hope area on March 29, 2021

Homicide investigators search a home reportedly belong to the husband of Trina Hunt on Saturday, June 5. Hunt’s body was found in Hope on March 29, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)