Homicide

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)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
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)
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

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)
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)

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)
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)
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